Sunday, August 24, 2008

Zebra Wishes

This is one of the stamp sets I got at the StampScrapArtTour today (see my previous post below). It's by a company called Darcie's. It's really a cute set with several cling vinyl stamps already die cut. I fell in love with this "peaking zebra". I must say, however, that it took me A LONG TIME to do this zebra! I first tried copic markers (my favorite coloring medium lately), but I wasn't getting good results with blending and shading. I realized that my blender pen is dry! I need new refill it! So then I went to the prismacolor pencils and the blender pencil. That was a mess! All the shavings were going everywhere and it just didn't look good at all. That went into the trash. Then I used the prismacolor pencils again, but this time I used gamasol and a blending stump....much better results! This is really the first time I'm using gamasol and the blender stumps. It blends the colors so nicely! I do have to practice though. I had a difficult time blending the cheeks in properly. I guess it's ok for a first try. I accented the zebra with the clear Spica glitter pen. I used the distressed stripes cb folder on the black, but it wouldn't photograph well. The pink base of this card is 8 3/4" long and scored at 5 1/2". This is what the inside looks like. The zebra frame, happy birthday sentiment, and the three hearts are all single stamps in the set. The other sentiment is from SU's new Heard from the Heart. (I realized that I took this picture before I added the prima flowers to the card! Whoops!) I'm giving this card to a three-year old for her birthday tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Peaking Zebra (Darcie's), Heard from the Heart (SU)
Paper: Black, Pink Pirouette, PTI white
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Adirondack black
Accessories: Distressed stripes cb folder, prismacolor pencils, gamasol, blending stumps, Spica clear gliter pen, prima flowers, bling, dimensionals


Anonymous said...

This card is ooooooooo so cute!

Cheryl said...

This is such a terrific card! You did a fantastic job!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

What a cute card- that zebra is adorable! said...


I absolutely adore this card. I would love to find this zebra stamp for my daughter's graduation cards but I am having trouble locating one. Can you send me in the direction where I can purchase this zebra stamp set? What a great imagination you have in creating this card!!

Thanks in advance,
Kay G. (email)


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