Saturday, July 11, 2020

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers #164

Hello Crafty Friends!  It's time for more fun over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge blog.  Our prompt for this next fortnight is Z is for Zebra.

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While I do own a zebra stamp I was at a loss to come up with a sufficiently witty sentiment.  I did find a stencil with a somewhat tribal feel and knew I could make it work. 

Allow me to let you in on my secret.  When in need of some sass and snark, look no further than Art Impression old bitty stamps.  I chose an old bitty image/sentiment from one set, combined her with a cake hat from another set and added it all on top of a black/white tribal background.  Voila...Zebra!  Ha!

To create my card I began with the background.  I used an ink blending tool to apply the tribal design onto a piece of smooth white card stock using black pigment ink which I then heat set with a clear embossing powder.  I used a combination of Copic coloring and patterned paper piecing for Miss Bitty.  Like I mentioned above, the cake is actually a hat from different AI set.  I colored and fussy cut it out before placing it in Miss Bitty's outstretched hand.  The sentiment was heat embossed in white on black card stock.  When assembling the card my white background panel seemed a bit stark so I did a bit of ink blending in green, darker at the bottom with a fade out towards the top.

Oh!  We can't forget the inside of the card.  It's what really adds the final snark.
Yep!  Happy 29th Birthday from your 110 lb friend!   (I'm both, by the way.  *wink*) 

Art Impressions - Never Too Old to Laugh and Birthday Hat stamp sets
Hero Arts - Graphic Pattern stencil
Lawn Fawn - designer paper

Please check out our blog post and show us your inner zebra!  I will be looking for you in the gallery.

Stay safe and healthy my friends!  

Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!



  1. Love, Love, Love the old biddy, great job with the background and with the paperpiecing. All round perfect card!!!

  2. He he he this is great!
    I love how she counts her birthdays...I count mine in a similar way - I turned 49 this year - so I tell people I am thirty - nineteen.
    Next year I will be the big thirty - twenty :)

  3. HaHaHa!! I need this for my friends birthday in a week! LOVE that old lady... and your sentiment... spot on!! ((HUGS)) Helen

  4. Hilarious that the cake is actually a hat! :D Love the tribal/zebra background, too - especially that you heat embossed it, since as you know, that's my favourite. Hey! Maybe we could just send this back and forth to each other. Although you work out, so for all I know, you ARE 110 lbs... :D

  5. Oh my gosh, your inside sentiment is the clincher! SO FUN!!

  6. Love this soooooooooo much, Jules! Jo x