October 13, 2020

TIME TO CELEBRATE

When you have three adorable characters in one stamp set, how is it even possible to choose only one to be featured on a card? It's just not! So, then what does a card maker do? Feature all three! Yes, of course!

That is definitely the case with the Zany Zebras stamp set on page 104 of the Annual Catalog. Each of them is cuter than the next one. So featuring them all on a card is the only feasible option. Don't you agree?


By haphazardly punching circles in a strip of Poppy Parade cardstock, each of the zebras has its own circle in which to shine.


Adding black stripes to the opposing white side evokes the sensation of a zebra's markings.


Then, all that remains is a snappy sentiment stamped in Poppy Parade ink with black rhinestones on either side to finish off this jaunty and happy card.


Following are the supplies and instructions to recreate a card like this one. Let's get started!

SUPPLIES:
Whisper White cardstock
Poppy Parade cardstock

Playful Backgrounds stamp set (retired -- darn)
Zany Zebras stamp set (page 104)

Black ink
Poppy Parade ink

1 3/8" Circle Punch (retired, but I'm sure there's a circle die in this approximate size)
Washi Tape punch (retired)

Black Rhinestones (retired, but try coloring clear rhinestones with the Black Stampin' Blend!)
Stampin' Dimensionals

DIRECTIONS:
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

Cut a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock to measure 2" x 5 1/4" and, using the 1 3/8" Circle Punch, or a die of similar size, punch three circles randomly into the strip.

On Whisper White cardstock, stamp in black ink all three of the zebras. Cut them out loosely. Adhere the zebras inside the holes, overlapping the parts that aren't needed. Once all the zebras are in place, trim off the excess.

Cut a 2 1/4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock. Using the wonky lines stamp, add stripes centered onto this strip. (If you don't have the Playful Backgrounds stamp set in your stash, but do have the Pattern Play set, from page 102 in the current catalog, use those stripes instead! They will work very well!)

Adhere the finished zebra strip to the white card base, with the left edge even with the card crease. Add the striped piece alongside, with the right edge along the right edge of the card. You should have a 1/8" margin on the top and bottom.

In Poppy Parade ink, stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. Cut it out with the washi tape punch, or a similarly sized die you may have.

Add a black rhinestone on each side of the sentiment. If you don't still have any black rhinestones left, color a couple of clear rhinestones with the black Stampin' Blend! Adhere the sentiment toward the bottom of the striped area with a couple Stampin' Dimensionals.


Zany
Smiles.









10 comments:

  1. Such a cute card! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

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  2. These zebras are so cute! Thanks for sharing with Creative Compulsions.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. I think they're quite adorable myself. I wish I had ddrawn them!

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    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
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  4. These little zebras looks so whimsical and cute! Perfect for a card. Thanks for sharing them. #HomeMattersParty

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    1. I'm so glad you like the dear little striped guys!

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  5. What a darling card ! I love how you kept the zebra stripes in continutation from the actual zebras - really cute.
    Thank you for sharing at Meraki Link Party.
    Naush

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