Thursday, 10 March 2011

A zebra for baby Thumper

Today, I have a happy baby card to show you – one I made to welcome beautiful baby Thumper to my lovely friend Sam’s family. I know Sam has received it, so it’s safe to show you all now.
My inspiration for the card came when I looked at the cute little zebra on the little baby gift set I bought for Sam. I thought I could make a punch zebra to match, so out came my many punches & off I went. It took a little fiddling & he looked a little strange for a while, but I was happy with how he turned out in the end.
Then, I made a little habitat for him using some retired kiwi ‘Walk in the Park’ DSP & scallop square die (again!). The ‘welcome sweet little baby’ message is made using some words from the Fabulous Phrases set from the Summer Mini, which is another favourite recent purchase.

I carried the theme to the inside of the card too using some of the ‘Wild About You’ animals which I inked up with markers, then repeated the scallop square & DSP. The sentiment is from’ God’s Blessings’.
Here’s a pic of the card with the Pumpkin Patch gift set I was inspired by. You can see the little zebra on the front of the bodysuit & some other very cute animals.

More about the punch zebra...
Here are the shapes I punched/cut if you’d like to make your own zebra. Some are cut freehand & some punches are retired, so you may have to improvise if you don’t have them.

head & muzzle: 2 step owl punch - body
ears: word window punch
hair:  2 x spring bouquet flowers punch (retired)
eyes: small crop-a-dile circle
nostrils & ear crease – horizontal slot punch
body: freehand rectangle – 1 corner rounded (retired corner rounder punch)
legs: - freehand
feet – quarter inch circle (retired) cut off at top
stripes & tail – freehand

Here is a final pic to show you the little tag I made for the wrapped pressie, also using ‘Wild About You’ & Fabulous Phrases. The package was wrapped in tissue paper stamped with the lion & giraffe from ‘Fox & Friends’ but photoshop has decided not to co-operate, so can't show you it!
Thanks for stopping by & hope you liked my little zebra. Just drop me a line or comment if you have any questions. Hope you're having a happy day.
Inky wishes, Di

Card/paper: not quite navy, kiwi kiss (retired), marina mist, baja breeze, whisper white card, Walk in the Park DSP (retired)
Ink: not quite navy, marina mist, baja breeze ink pad/Stampin' Write® markers
Tools: Big Shot, scallop square die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder (Summer Mini), crop-a-dile
Retired punches: spring bouquet, horizontal slot, large corner rounder, ¼ inch circle


Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said... it! So very cute!

Liam said...

Oh this is just super cute. Love the zebra card. Just gorgeous.


Janice Spencer said...

This is really, really lovely! You have done a fabulous job, you must be very proud. The zebra is identical to the one on the gift.

KimB said...

I was lucky enough to see this in person and it was gobsmackingly gorgeous!!! I absolutely loved it and you got the zebra just perfect and so cute :)

teresascreativecards said...

He so adorable. Very nice card.

Andrea said...

What a cutie! You did a great job!

H2 :) said...

Absolutely brilliant card Diane. Love the little zebra you have created - he's so cute! :)

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Incredible! Absolutely LOVE your cute little zebra!!! :-)

Susan Joyce said...

Too cute, adorable card.