On Safari – Tutorial #564

Hey There,

How about we go on a safari today?  Wouldn’t that be nice.  Since we can’t actually travel, we will put it down in color and use this stunning stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Zoo Review set.

The background was quickly put in with the Direct to Paper Technique.

I kept my coloring of the zebra kinda muted.   I wanted the zebra to take on some of the background color so he looks like the light is reflecting on him.  Sometimes that is the hardest thing to do is let some of the background color shine through, but it can be wonderful when you let it happen.

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Now on with today’s tutorial. . . . .  . .

Project Supplies:

Stampin’ Up! Stamps: Zoo Review (item# 122197)

Card Stock: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White and Basic Black

Ink: Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, So Saffron and Soft Suede

Accessories: Stampin’ Up! gold brads, Basic Black and Sahara Sand markers, white gel pen, 1 1/4″ square punch


Started by smearing a Baja Breeze ink pad directly across the top of a 4″ square Whisper White card stock.

Smeared Island Indigo ink at the top of the card stock, not covering the Baja Breeze entirely.

Smeared So Saffron ink across the bottom of the card stock.

Gently smeared a bit of More Mustard over the So Saffron leaving lots of the So Saffron shining through.

Smeared Soft Suede ink at the top and bottom of the ground area.

Stamped the Zebra using Basic Black ink.

Colored the White strips in with a White gel pen.  Leave a little of the background showing through.

Color the dark stripes in using a Sahara Sand marker.

Added Basic Black marker lightly to the dark areas.

Blend the Basic Black just a bit using the Sahara Sand marker.  Be careful not to over work the zebra.

Punched 2, 1 1/4″ squares from Basic Black card stock.   Cut them in half.

Added a 5.25″ square Whisper White card base, 5.25″ square Basic Black panel, 5″ square Whisper White panel and a 4 1/8″ square Basic Black panel.  Also added the triangles and gold brads.

Here is the finished project measuring 5.25″ square.

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6 responses to “On Safari – Tutorial #564

  1. Great card! Love that zebra on the sand, near the water! :)

  2. Wow, Michelle, you’ve been a tutorial machine lately! Great card!!

  3. This card reminds me of all those National Geographic shows. Love it!

  4. Michelle,

    This looks SO real. I have been wanting to get this set so badly to do just this! That looks SO real, I absolutely love it. Great job, thanks for sharing!


  5. Great card! love your scene!

  6. I bought this set awhile back because of your tutorials. I have enjoyed trying so many of them! Thanks for the inspiration and GORGEOUS artwork!