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Feb 19, 2009

Laughter is the best Medicine

Welcome to the First Ever Three Clover Thursday Challenge. -  Let me tell you I was more then thrilled when Kerry e-mailed me asking if I would like to be part of her Challenge Design Team. I didn't even hesitate a second before sending her a message back saying I would be delighted to be a part of her Thursday Challenge Team.
She divided us up into 2 teams so we'd be posting every other week.  She did say though that if we wanted to participate when it wasn't our week to be features we could.  I had some time this week and thought I'd give the Sketch she posted for the Design Team a try.  I love "sketches" as they really help to give me that "jump start" I ofen need when coming up with a card idea.
This card is also serving as part of another challenge (Stamp Girls Gone Wild - Mystery Image).  When I saw the Giraffe image that Pat had sent for the Mystery Image challenge I knew right away what sentiment I wanted to pair with it.  It just seemed so fitting with the expression on the Giraffe's face.
My card base is Kiwi Kiss which I layered with Good Morning Sunshine Designer Paper (SU). For the right panel I used Summer Sun cs distressed with the Cutter Kit and Chocolate Chip ink and layered with another piece of the GMS designer paper.  I also did faux stitching. I added a Yellow Flower and a Blue Brad to the upper right hand corner.
The middle panel is Old Olive cs layered with this really cool textured piece of cs that I bought a zillion years ago.  It's from The Paper Company. I also used the Scallop border punch.
I colored the Giraffe image with a So Saffron and Blush Blossom markers.  The sentiment (Hero Arts) was stamped with Pacific Point ink.  I added 3 green gems (Me and My Big Ideas) and layered this to Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip cs that was also distressed with the cutter kit.  I raised this up using foam mounting tape.
Please be sure to visit Kerry's blog and those of the featured designers today and leave them some "stampin love" via the comments section.  Have a great day.


  1. Wow! This card is awesome, Ida! I love this Giraffe! Love all the papers you used and a texture!
    I am so glad that Kerry chose you for the inspiration team!!!

  2. This is a FAB card, Ida!! that sentiment is perfect with that giraffe! I still haven't attempted my giraffe card yet....
    Thanks so much for joining me!!

  3. Gorgeous card Ida! I know exactly what I want to do with my giraffe too ;-)

    Great sketch and love how you used the different textures for it.

  4. What a FUN and cute card, Ida!! I love that giraffe and your sentiment is perfect! Awesome card!!

  5. Ida,
    you did a great job with the image. I am so jealous, mone is still sitting on my desk waiting to be made into a card (hehhe). I love your card and I am thrilled to be working with you!

  6. Great job with this weeks challenge - love the sentiment with the Giraffe!

  7. What a GREAT image! So, does this giraffe have a name and can we order it?? LOVE your card so much!

  8. I love cards that make me laugh out loud...cha ching...I did when I saw this great giraffe!

  9. Ida--Love this Giraffe--when I was a girl my mom wrote children's stories---one of the one's that was published was "A Giraffe is a Ridiculous Thing to Be" Your giraffe looks alot like the illustrtation that was used in the story book!
    Great job, Nola