Thursday, April 28, 2011

Zebra Cards

I seem to be way behind with my projects.   Having said that, I just finished sending in cards for Sparkle and Sprinkle and thought I'd share them with you.  I am using the stamp set Zebra #337 and came up with 3 different cards.


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This card idea came from a lady on the stamping cruise (sorry, I cannot remember her name).  She had some awesome animal stamps and was trying to stamp them onto cork that she had.  When I got this stamp set from Sparkle and Sprinkle and saw the zebra, I knew I had to make a card using cork.  The card is pretty basic:  emboss the zebra using black detail embossing powder onto an adhesive cork sheet.  Then use the EK Success plaid edge punch #54-40089 for pieces of black cardstock glued all around the edges and a craft cardstock base.  I wanted to add more embellishments, but I think it looks good just as it is.


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 The second card idea came from watching Gina K videos where she was doing split negative cards.  I took it one step further and did 4 pieces instead of just 2.  The basic idea is to stamp your design onto black paper and emboss with white embossing powder.  Then stamp the design again onto white paper and emboss with black embossing powder.  Cut the 2 images in half and place half of each one with the other.  Kind of like a mirror image.  I used "boa" yarn to edge the image and placed it onto green corregated paper then onto black cardstock to finish.  Its kind of an optical illusion card!

Card 3 - Its A Jungle Out There

The last card came about because I wanted to use up some "things" I had laying around for quite awhile.  I purchased some animal print card packs for $1 at Michael's a while ago and have wanted to use them..........and this was the perfect opportunity.  I cut them up to make a background.  Then I used Sparkle and Sprinkle's Dark Chocolate Flock and tear-ifiic tape to make a border on another piece of cardstock and taped the prints inside.   Used a spellbinders die to cut out the words, distressed it with some ink, punched out a paw print and layered onto more flocked paper.  Then I found a lion that I  had cut out at a store a couple years ago and he was purrr-fect for the card.  What do you think?              

Thanks for stopping by for a look......






1 comment:

Alice Weissman said...

Your 'Not so Macho Masculine cards' are unique!!
the work put into them shows patience and productivity along with a detail of imagination. I have to do what you did for sure, the cork, the positive and negative, simply awesome!!