Sunday, February 26, 2017

Hippo Birdie To You

Hi there and welcome back!  The card I'm sharing tonight uses one of the cutest stamp sets - Year Four (or as I call it Hippo Birdie) from Lawn Fawn.

Okay, I'm a lover of puns as well, so this little set just stole my heart.  It's not a new set from Lawn Fawn but it's new to me and I love the adorable images.  To begin with, I took some Neenah Solar White 80 pound card stock and created the sky.  To make masks for the clouds, I hand drew them on a Post It note and cut them out, then used an ink duster to spread the blue ink on the card stock.  Next I die cut a piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock with one of the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, adhered it below the sky on the white card stock, then die cut the stitched circle.

The birdie, hippo, balloons and party hat were stamped on Bristol paper and colored with Distress inks and a watercolor paint brush.  Once dry they were die cut with the matching die set and adhered to the little circle scene.  To make it a bit more festive, I added Clear Wink of Stella to the balloons and hat.  I had the Flirty Flamingo banner on the side without adornment, then decided to stamp the musical notes down it, which I think made kind of fun look.

To build the base I started with 110 pound Neenah Solar White (love how the card stock is extra sturdy).  The next layer was made by taking a white card stock panel, adhering the lovely piece of Doodle Bug dsp, cutting the border with an Eyelet Border punch and trimming down the top to just an 1/8th inch above the dsp.  I put the card base in my Misti then lined up and stamped the fun sentiment, after which I added the panel and popped the circle up with foam tape.

I used the sketch from the current challenge at Splitcoaststampers for my card design, which I've linked below.  I'm also entering this in this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, where this week it's "Anything Goes" (SSS Wednesday Challenge).

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Product details:
Stamps:  Year Four
Paper:  80# & 110# Neenah Solar White, Pear Pizzazz, Flirty Flamingo, Doodle Bug dsp
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Distress:  Mustard Seed, Hickory Smoke, Tumbled Glass,  Abandoned Coral, Seedless Preserves
Other:  Stitched Oval Shapes and Layering Ovals Framelits (Stampin' Up!); Stitched Hillside Borders and Year Four matching dies (Lawn Fawn); Eyelet Border punch, Inkylicious Ink Duster


Bev Polen - Guneaux Designs said...

Oh, Stef, this is such a gorgeous and fun card! The coloring on the elephant, bird, and balloons is beautiful! Love your response to the sketch challenge!! Hugs, my friend!!

Tracy Freeman said...

Stef this is SO cute !! gorgeous colouring and fab layout and design.
Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x