Friday, 15 September 2017

Is This My Favourite Stamp?

If you had to pick a fave stamp out of your collection, would you know which one right away? Is there one stamp that stands out from all the rest, one that you love more than all the other ones, or one that you end up using over and over again?

I can never answer those "name your fave song/artist/movies/books" kind of question because there are so many faves, not only one. But the challenge at Rubber Dance this fortnight is to use our fave stamp...... Oh, maaan - that's such a tough question!! As with everything else, I have many fave stamps, many that I love and use over and over again. Sounds familiar to anyone?

After sitting here with my thinking cap on (it's purple and very becoming, in case you wondered), I came to realise that there IS one stamp in particular that I have used more than any other stamp I've ever owned! I'll explain why below. Here it is - the Giraffe from Rubber Dance.

I made the Distress Oxides background on a sturdy piece of cardboard, knowing my card would be quite long to fit a giraffe in all the colours of the rainbow - thereby using my fave colour as well: ALL of them! :-) The black stripes were made by dipping a ruler into black acrylic paint that I had  smeared out on my craft sheet. The stars and suns (also stamps from Rubber Dance) were stamped using the black paint as well.

 Bling, bling! I gold embossed the Giraffes and coloured them in using Zig clean colour markers. After gluing them to the background, I drew a black shadow with a marker to make them pop. Notice the heart - the frame looks a bit like giraffe fur pattern, doesn't it?

When this Giraffe stamp was released on a set with other African Animals a couple of years ago, I started using it on all the shipping envelopes. The stamp comes with the text Hello there!, seen on the card below, so all those envelopes had the giraffe peeping out from one of the corners with the greeting next to it, and that's how the giraffe ended up being the stamp I have used more than any other, ever!

This card was published in Rubber Stamp Madness :-) 

I haven't used the giraffe only on envelopes, though! Below are just a few cards I've made with it, 
but if you want to skip that part and jump straight to our challenge - here's the link again.


So...which is YOUR favourite stamp? Make something with it and show us by joining our challenge at Rubber Dance! You have until midnight CET on the 30th of September.

Thanks for looking!


  1. I looooooove love love your long card, Bibi! The colours is so yummy, and the giraffe stamp is so sweet. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Off I go to my creative room for stamping :-)
    Hugs, Anita x

  2. That is one Fantastic, Wonderful, Gorgeous card 😍

  3. LOVE this and of course you know I love that giraffe, gorgeous card and so fabulous colours.xxHave a lovely weekend.♥

  4. Hi Bibi, just had to hop over and say I love your rainbow of girrafe. So many other lovely giraffe makes as well. I love the one with the splats and blue ribbon. Don't remember seeing that before.... Hugz

  5. Oh my! Love how you used the stamp in so many ways! It's so versatile. And love the rainbow affect it's gorgeous xx

  6. Ha ha yes I can see that's definitely your favourite stamp Bibi and just look what beauties you've created with it too :)
    Donna xx

  7. I love this stamp too and use it lots on envelopes too x Your creation is fabulous and love the gold embossing, never used that on my giraffes, but will after seeing this x

  8. I can see why you like the giraffe so much, I like her too... My favourite stamp? I'm going to think about this for a while but, really, for me it's more of the case of my favourite of the moment!

  9. This idea is so brilliant Bibi!!! I simply love it. The background looks so amazing! I love all your giraffe projects :-) Glad you like the stamp so much. HUGS

  10. Thank you so much for your sweet comments, everyone! ♥ ♥ ♥

  11. Just tried to follow your blog, but it won't accept me! I'll come back and try again. Thanks for the stamps and the gorgeous envelope, they arrived today, Jo x

    1. Huh, it won't accept you? That's unacceptable! I hope it works when you try again. Good to hear the stamps have arrived - have fun! x

  12. Your giraffe looks so cute!!! You created an amazing cards. I just LOVE them all!!!:)


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