Hi everyone, today I would like to show you how you can create this cute little zebra card. Let’s get started!
I started my project by die cutting a rectangle panel two sizes smaller than my card base from watercolour paper. Onto this panel I first stamped my two sentiments (from the Stampin’ Up “Zany Zebras” stamp set) using Archival Ink in “Jet Black”. Than I applied some The Crafter’s Workshop “Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste” over a TCW stencil (TCW912s) using a palette knife and set that aside to dry.
Next I’m adding colour to my background panel: because zebra’s are usually white and black I wanted my background to be super vibrant to create a nice contrast. I started with my Lindy’s Stamp Gang Squirt in “Oh Canada Crimson”, applying the colour with a brush after spraying the area I wanted to apply this colour to with water. Angle the paper the way that makes the colour run and dry with your heat tool when you like what you have. If you feel the colour runs into area’s you don’t want it to go, dab the colour of the paper with a paper kitchen towel before drying the paper.
I tried to apply the red colour on the most left hand part of the panel. Next I added my yellow colour (Lindy’s Stamp Gang Squirt in “Poutine’s Gold” on the most right hand part of the added stencilled design and lastly I added Lindy’s Stamp Gang Squirt in “Maple Syrup Bronze” the middle, mixing both previous colours together.
After this part is ready and to add some more interest to my background I splattered with FineTec Pearl Colors in “Bronze” and let that dry.
For my focal point I picked two of the cute little zebra images (plus the party hat) from the same Stampin’Up stamp set and stamped them onto some Strathmore “Bristol Smooth Surface Paper” using Versafine “Onyx Black” ink and clear heat embossing afterwards using Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Clearly Clear” Embossing Powder. Next I fussy cut the images leaving a small border.
I coloured around the images using the same colours as I used in my background and used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Squirts in “Canadian Bacon Blush” and “Hockey Puck Black” to colour the ears and create area’s of shadows in the zebra’s. Thin down the paints for this and use a small brush in combination with water. When the colouring is done I added some highlights using a white gel pen.
I also adhered the little party hat to one of the zebra’s using liquid glue.
Time to put my card together: I die cut a slightly larger mat from some black linen textured card stock and adhered both panels together using liquid glue. This combination I adhered to a crème coloured linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape. And to finish my card I now only have to adhere the little zebra’s on top also using one millimetre thick foam tape.
And that is it for today’s project, I wish you a creative day!
Lindy’s Stamp Gang colours used:
Squirts: Oh Canada Crimson, Poutine Gold, Maple Syrup Bronze, Canadian Bacon Blush and Hockey Puck Black
Embossing Powder: Clearly Clear