Thursday, August 4, 2022

Hippest Hippos Again

 Hello friends! I hope you are all staying cool in this heat wave. I am happy that it is supposed to cool down a bit to a more reasonable temperature. When it gets over 35, I find it's too warm even for me.

Today's card was made for my grandson. As I said in my last post, their birthday isn't until the end of August but I got an idea for his card so I went with it. I got the idea from a card in the Sale-a-bration catalogue but of course, changed it up a little. I used the Hippest Hippos stamp set and coordinating Hippo Dies from the Sale-a-bration catalogue. Both of these items are a Level One item and are each available for free with a $60 order.

I started with a card base of Basic White Thick. On top of that, I added a piece of Pacific Point cardstock. On top of that, I added a piece of DSP from the Pretty Prints DSP package. I used the Calypso Coral piece but I used the back of the fancy piece. I wanted it to be a little more subdued and orange is his favourite colour so I had to use this. I positioned the DSP towards the top half of the card front. I added my "waves" on the bottom half of the card front. To create the waves, I used the curvy die from the Hippo Dies set and cut three different pieces of Balmy Blue cardstock. I love how the die cuts the curvy top of the waves but also embosses some lines for interest in each wave.

I stamped the hippo from the Hippest Hippo stamp set using Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a piece of Basic White cardstock. I used the coordinating die to cut him out. I then coloured him using Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends. I used the Basic Gray watercolor pencil to colour his face and belly. This time, I went a little darker with the pencil and then used my Blender Pen to blend the colour.

I used many of the dies to cut out the different images for the card. I cut the boat out of Crumb Cake cardstock, the life ring out of Poppy Parade cardstock, the sunglasses from Pacific Point cardstock, the lenses from Basic Black cardstock and the motor from Silver Foil. I used Adhesive Sheets on the Pacific Point and Basic Black cardstock so it would be easier to stick down the sunglasses. I attached all of the elements to the card front using Tombo glue.

I stamped my sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a strip of Basic White cardstock. The sentiment is from the One Happy Family stamp set. Once I stamped the sentiment, I cut a banner edge into both ends of the cardstock. I attached the sentiment to the front of the card using dimensionals.

That completes my card for my grandson. I can't believe they will be 6 this year. Time has gone by so fast.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. I'm pretty sure my grandson will like it.

Stay well and keep creating!


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