Zany Zebras for CAS on Friday #183

This Zany Zebra stamp set is way too cute! I have a card club at school and we make cards for kids going through cancer treatments. I can’t wait to share this set with the club! Of course, the sentiment would be different than on my card today.

Here’s my card:

Here’s the challenge banner:

Clean and Simple

Sometimes the clean and simple challenges require a great deal of thought. Not so with this card. The boldness of the new Magenta Madness color made me want to tone it down with hues of grey. I’m trying to let this color grow on me and this combination seemed like a good place to start.

Both the strips of DSP come from the neutrals and In Color 6 x 6 inch DSP stacks.

I stamped this adorable running zebra in Momento Tuxedo Black and added the “grass” underneath her in Magenta Madness. She fit perfectly inside this Stitched So Sweetly frame! At first, I thought it would look odd in the middle with the top and bottom open. However, the placement of the sentiment fixed that concern. I stamped the sentiment in Magenta Madness, and added the stars, before cropping it out using the Stitched Rectangle die.

Since I knew I didn’t want a plain white cardstock background, I chose to run it through the Big Shot using the subtle embossing folder.

Clean and Simple, to me for this card, also meant cutting back on layers. Therefore, I used the brush end of my Magenta Madness marker to color the outline edges of the zebra’s banner. To add some depth, and mainly to tone down the pink, I added just a hint of a mat layer of Basic Black at the top of the zebra’s focal point. Then, I outlined the sentiment block using the brush end of the Basic Black marker.

Once I got all my pieces together, I decided I just needed a little embellishment at the corner of the focal image and the sentiment. I thought the polka dot tulle ribbon would fit because it is so light, airy, and dotted like the DSP behind it.

Finishing Up

Because I made the base of the card Magenta Madness, I needed to add a piece of white inside for the greeting and note. When I put white inside, I usually cut the cardstock down to 4 inches x 5-1/4 inches, which is what I did with this card as well.

I stamped the zebra in the corner in black and the sentiments in the bright magenta. There’s some stars inside as well, which also ties the inside and the outside together.

All I had to do was adhere a different magenta DSP pattern to the envelope flap, then stamp a zebra in the bottom corner of the front of the envelope. With that, I’d finished this card/envelope set.

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Have a Peachy Day!


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Under the Wire Once Again

Global Design Project and CAS on Friday # 154

Under the wire yet again for GDP#182, but I have time for CAS.  I completed this card earlier today, but needed to do lesson plans before I could do a blog post.  So, here I am on Sunday night, again, trying to get this card submitted.

Animal Expedition

I just love this bundle and I am praying it carries over into the new catalog in June.  Fingers are really crossed for this!  I started, and completed, a completely different card – different DSP, stamps, vellum, whole different card.

Somehow, and I have no clue how, I stumbled on the CAS on Friday challenge for a clean and simple baby card.   I needed a baby card, I really liked the GDP sketch, and I love this stamp set.  

Here are the challenge links:


Here’s my card:

The GDP inspiration is evident, at least I hope so.  My focal point is larger than the challenge, but the sentiment is under that adorable kangaroo and koala bear.  Have I said how much I love this Animal Expedition suite?!!  You can just see the giraffe and frog on the front of the envelope, and I did the same thing on the inside of the card.

I really think the sentiment, Welcome Little One, fits the kangaroo and koala perfectly.  I really took a chance on stamping these three stamps without the use of my Stamp-a-ma-Jig or Stamparatus, but I did.  Quite happily, it all worked out perfectly.  I doubt I would be able to get it all lined up again, though.  I used dimensions to pop up the sentiment on the Pretty Label Punch, and the kangaroo above it.

While I used Stamping Blends to color the kangaroo and koala, I knew they would bleed through the envelope and inside of the card.  Therefore, I used Stamping Write Markers for those adorable elements.

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