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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Unknown said...

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

Unknown 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 M 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

Unknown said...

Love the tip on how to make the banner ends.