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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Zebra Baby

Last night was monthly Stamp Club and our theme was Wild Animals. We all make a sample card and then take along all the componants so everyone gets to make everyone else's card. It's a nice cozy little group so it's never too overwhelming.

(Click photo for more detail)
Card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
This is one of those cards that looks better in hand. The leaves are clear embossed and the white panel has score lines around it. I have to give credit to Debbie at Thinking Inking for the layout idea, and also she brought to my attention that I could use a Scor-Pal to make the embossed box around the main panel. Go check out her blog - she does amazing work!
I used VersaMark ink to stamp the leaf bkgd (Stampin' Up!) and then embossed it with fine clear detail powder. Versamark can fade over time so the embossing over it keeps it's integrity long-term.

Nancy S. reminded me last night that if you coat a clipboard with tinfoil you can just clip your artwork to the board to emboss. The tinfoil allows for more even heating and your cs is less likely to warp. Also, wait for your heat gun to get good and hot before aiming it at the cs, and heat one area at a time, moving the nozzle along as each spot melts.

I stamped the zebra (Stamp Affair) with black Versafine, then highlighted the edges of his coat with a Tombow biege-tone marker #020. I added some shadows under his hooves with a grey-tone marker #N89. I cut this image into a rectangle and used the Scor-Pal to emboss a border all around. I then used a circle punch to make a notch as shown. I layered this to a biege panel with the same type of notch.

I pop-dotted this panel over the leaf panel and then threaded a gingham ribbon thru, tying a knot near the notch. I added a small jewelry tag edged with the beige marker and stamped with a Stampin' Up! word (Good Times set) by tying it onto the ribbon with a length of fine twine.

Then I just adhered the leaf panel to a black panel and then adhered that to a dark orange panel.
Thanks for looking!


Daria said...

I love the layout you used for this card. That zebra is the sweetest image! As always, thank you so much for describing what you do to make your cards.

Trudy said...

What an adorable zebra! Very striking card and the layered notch is such a neat touch!

leenda said...

Ohhhhhhhh, love this layout, the notch, the tips & the zebra itself! Gee,I just love everything!