Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Black and White and Red All Over?

Nope. Not a newspaper!

Aloha ♥ !!!

I love that joke, even if it's still corny. Paper Smooches April Challenge is to create something that is Black and White with a POP of color. Zebras! With a red heart!

This card is fairly simple, aside from continuing to try and produce a "mirror image" using a piece of acetate. After stamping with black ink onto acetate, I have to be very careful not to shake too much in order to lay the acetate onto the card next to the image, then gently press it into the card. The trick to evening out both images to look similar is to use a black marker all over both. It also smooths out any jagged edges because I am a shaker :)

Then use a marker to sketch out some grass/ground. To finish I used 3D Crystal Lacquer to round up and sparkle the stripey heart & eye balls ♥

Stamp Sets: "Zoo Crew" and "Sentiment Sampler" by Paper Smooches
Inks: GKD Black Onyx and VersaFine Onyx Black; SU Rose Red; Memento Black & Pink Markers
Cardstock: GKD Black Onyx, Red Hot, Pure White
Embossing Folder: "Stripes" by SU
Dies: MFT "Stitched Ovals" and "Pierced Ovals"
3D Crystal Lacquer & Scor Tape

I wish you well and a very enjoyable week.
Aloha dear friends!!!


  1. OMGoodness! THIS is the cutest card evaaaaah! Love your sweet little zebras....I can never get that mirror image to work--well done! Your card is STRIKING! Clean lines, beautiful layout...love it!!!

  2. Your opening comment just made me smile...I tell that joke to my little grandsons all the time. Only the punch line is "an embarrassed zebra". Also - what's black and white and "read" all over....a newspaper. Bahaha!!! Anyway.....I love this little card. Those zebras are adorbs, and I love how you have put a little blush on one of the little cuties so it becomes a girl. Your card just makes me smile!!!

  3. So cute and adorable. I love this and how you put some makeup on one of the zebras. You do such amazing work.

  4. Oh, Rosie....this is just too cute!!! Love how you added the blush to make one a cute little girl. I have a granddaughter that would love this card.

  5. This is adorable, Rosy! The zebras are so cute, and stamped perfectly! I thought the mirror image was the way the stamp was made! Love the added details on the eyes and hearts ;) You amaze me!

  6. Just adorable. And your card is beautiful


  7. This card is just too cute. Love how you made one with pink cheeks for female,and the Heart over their heads is genius.

  8. Cute! I have done a mirror image one time. You did great! The zebras are adorable.

  9. Awww, so stinkin' cute!! LOVE google eyes

  10. So stinkin cute Rosy. Another thing for me to try am guessing. :) Hugs my friend.


Your kind comments really encourage me! Mahalo nui loa!