Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Paper Smooches Zoo Crew Hippo Hooray

Our Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps challenge theme today is Clean & Simple, oh my do I struggle!

I've been working on making more CLEAN & SIMPLE cards and thought playing in some of those type challenges would help me develop my skills.  I love how my card turned out but I have to tell you leaving it alone is so very difficult for me! 

I used the Paper Smooches clear stamp set called Zoo Crew for my card.  
The cute hippo is colored with Copic markers:

W1, W3, W5, RV10, RV21

She's cut out and popped up with foam tape just above the banners for a little dimension and texture.

I made the banners using Basic Grey Bittersweet & Ambrosia patterned papers, the envelope liner is from the same Basic Grey Bittersweet collection and made using a Papertrey Ink envelope liner die.  To make my banner ends I used an EK Success square punch.

Attached everything to the one layer card base and stamped the "hippo hooray" sentiment.  
There is a birthday sentiment on the inside, this card is ready to go into my stash of birthday cards.

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Debbie Caldwell said...

that hippo is adorable...I really like the papers

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

Really live the pins and browns . The dp has a 1940s feel, so cool!

Kathy said...

Love the hippo card and the matching envelope! Your cards are always outstanding. Thanks for the tip on making banner ends.

Jen said...

This is so cute, Jan! I love that fun hippo and he looks great perched on your banners!

KellyRae said...

Cute card! Fab coloring on the hippo, like that it's popped up over the banners and I LOVE the matted banners!

Kim S said...

That is a charming hippo!! And pretty darn cute on those fabulous papers that you have used!

Sybrina K said...


This is adorable! So glad you resisted the temptation to add more. Thanks for the tip about cutting off the ends of a banner using a square punch.

Karen Howard said...

This is adorable and thank you for the tip. I usually measure the a spot in the middle with a ruler then draw lines the edge and cut it out with my scissors. Using a punch looks must faster. Hugs, Karen

Sherry Hickey said...

So cute, Jan! I love the patterned papers you used for the banners! Stay as cool as you can out there!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Darling card and I too have been on a CAS spree and really enjoying it. Ok...I do stray every once in awhile...haha

Suzanne Albanese said...

Love the tip on how to make the banner ends.