I'm not quite sure if its pure coincidence or if was meant to be, but it just so happens that World Card Making Day and my birthday are both today!! Just too perfect, if you ask me.
Anyway, I had so much fun making this card with the stamp set my husband got me for my birthday. If you have seen any of my recent cards you can probably tell Im kinda into puns lately. They just make me laugh.
I started by stamping the hippo in distress ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder over the top. It gives it a shiny finish and also doesn't run with the other colors while Im painting in the image. I used a brush and some more Distress Inks to color in the rest of the hippo. You can probably tell Im still working on my shading skills. Definitely needs improvement but I still have fun with it!
I added some Glossy Accents to the hippos glasses and set him aside to dry while I worked on the card base. I found some cute striped paper, and added some yellow stripes to the side. I then cut a stitched note card with my Sizzix and shaded it in with some Distress Ink to match the yellow on the sides. I adhered the hippo, added some string, and stamped the sentiment. Finally, I chomped the bottom corners and it was finished!
Definitely simple, but I think it turned out so cute!
Happy Card Making Day!!!
Im linking this project up with:
Simon Says Stamp!!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!
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