Here's a blast from the past!!! I love this giraffe stamp, and have had it for years. I taught a class on coloring with markers a few years ago at The Stamp Pad, and used this stamp.
The stamp is from The Artful Stamper.
I embossed it with black on white card stock. I used Tombow markers. Starting with a creamy light beige, I colored along the middle of the face (nose and forehead, along the outside of the ears, and along the right side of the neck.
To create shading, I added a shade darker next to the creamy light beige, then blended the two with the Dove blending tool and Dove Blender Fluid. The fluid in the Dove blender mingles the two colors so there is a soft, gradual fading from one color into the next.
|Close up of coloring and shading|
This is a terrific card for a man. I tend to make lots of girly, flowery cards, then never have masculine ones around when I need one. Think I'll make up a couple of these to have on hand for those guys in my life.