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Friday, August 26, 2022

Hippest Hippos, Art Gallery, Caroling Mice, Birthday Card, Stampin' Up!

I had a lot of fun making this card. I should have had more colors in it but it is what it is! I love playing with the "Hippest Hippos" set, there's three adorable hippos in it.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Basic White card stock for the top layer.

The circles are Basic White and Smoky Slate and were die cut using the largest stitched circle die from the "Stylish Circles" die set. They are both the same size, I just offset them a bit. I cut the circles in half and them taped them together.

The ribbon tag is also from the "Stylish Circles" die set. I used the largest one and then I cut a 3/4" Basic White strip for inside that piece since there were no dies that were that size. I set the stitched one on top of the Basic White strip and traced the end so they would match. I fussy cut the end on the Basic White piece. 

The words are from the "Art Gallery" set and were stamped on a 1/2" x 3" piece of Smoky Slate card stock using black Memento ink. I snipped the right end so it had that ribbon end look.

The hippo is from the "Hippest Hippos" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. Then I colored it in using my light Smoky Slate and Granite Gray Blends pens. I also used dark Granny Apple Green and Poppy Parade for the flower. The nostrils were colored in using the light Flirty Flamingo and the eye was colored in using the dark Balmy Blue pen.

The dots in the background are from the "Caroling Mice" set. I stamped them and then colored them in using my Smoky Slate marker. I didn't have a splat or splash stamp image so this one had to work and it did!

Once the dots were colored I assembled the card. I took a 1/4" strip of Smoky Slate card stock and taped it to the back of the half circles at the top. I trimmed the ends to be flush with the half circles.

I tied a piece of white Baker's Twine around the half-circles. I wrapped it twice and then tied a bow to the left.

The circles were then taped down. The two tone ribbon piece was then added. The words were place on top of that piece, lining it up on the left side. Then the hippo was put in place. I used Dimensionals on the upper part and tape on the bottom.  And that was it, the card was done. 

This card was fun, quick, and easy to make. But I think I should have stamped the dots on the background using maybe Poppy Parade or even Flirty Flamingo. Something to pull the colors together. But I still like it the way it is. I think I like the layout more than anything.

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop by and see today's birthday card,

1 comment:

KardsbyKadie said...

The layout of this card is FANTASTIC......
But that hippo STEALS the shows.