Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Number of Years and Zoo Babies for Global Design Project

My little granddaughter, Cedar, turns two in a week or so! She is my only granddaughter so far, and she has to be pretty feisty to hold her own against all those boys in the family, but she is well up to that task.
She's talking a lot now, and has her own run bike with a helmet and everything, loves to dress up and takes care of all her "babies"!  I'm Nama and Ken is Namps to her. Pink and purple are her favourite colours and she likes ponies! With that in mind, I used the Global Design Project Challenge sketch to create this zebra card for her using the Number of Years stamp set and the retiring Zoo Babies.

I tried some different versions of this card, including one using Playful Pals stamp set to try to make a pony, but I wasn't happy with the result.

But the ears didn't quite look right and even though I stamped the Wisteria Wonder three time, it still didn't hide the Blushing Bride underneath it. And then, it just wasn't cute enough, so I got out my zebra from Zoo Babies stamp set and went in a different direction with the card.

  • I tried to get the watercolour wash behind the 2 in a couple of ways. I tried using a clear block with the ink directly on them, spritzed with a bit of water. I liked how it turned out, except that I was working with Whisper White cardstock, which was warping a bit with the water, and the water drop image didn't work as well with it. For the effect in this photo, I used one of the Timeless Texture images and I love the way it looks.
  • I used the Large Number Framelits to die cut the 2 from Wisteria Wonder cardstock. the Number of Years stamp set created the little banner "Look Who's Turning". and I stamped a zebra each in Wisteria Wonder and Blushing Bride ink and fussy cut them out. 
  • I added the number 2 and the zebras using Stampin' Dimensionals. The zebras are in lieu of ponies, because I couldn't get a stamped pony to the place where I liked it.

I did my pre-order today from the new 2016 - 17 Annual Catalogue and I'm eagerly waiting now for the UPS Man to deliver to my order in a week's time. Then I'll share it with you! I can't wait to start using all the amazing products in it!

If you want to see some more sneak peaks all you have to do is google pinterest and search for Stampin' Up! 2016 - 17 Annual Catalogue.

Here's some bonus Cedar photos:

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

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  1. What a gorgeous card to celebrate a big girl's 2nd birthday! SO cute and I love the colours. Great take on this weeks sketch. Thank you for playing with us at Global Design Project.

  2. Such a cute card. I love the texture behind the number 2. Nice take on the sketch. Thanks for playing with us at Global Design Project.


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