Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hip Hip Hooray

Here’s my card for the current CAS-ual Fridays “shades of gray” challenge. I used this week’s sketch from the Clean and Simple Stamping blog to put this birthday card together.

Hip Hip Hooray-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from Sweet Stamp ShopThe first shade of gray is the very pale panel I used to cover most of the cardfront. It has a round opening cut in the top half of the panel. I used a stitched circle die from Lil’ Inker to add a little interest.

I filled the circle with the adorable hippo image from the Too Hip set from Sweet Stamp Shop. To help communicate the card’s birthday message, I added the set’s party hat image to the hippo, courtesy of a little masking with a small sticky note. The hippo and hat were colored with Copic markers and cut out, then set inside the round opening on the cardfront using foam tape. I stamped the set’s “hip hip hooray” sentiment on a red fishtail flag strip and adhered it just underneath the image. I really like the pops of red against the soft, warm grays!

Materials Used:
Too Hip stamp set (Sweet Stamp Shop); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); white cardstock (Michaels); Real Red cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Silver Fox cardstock (Avery Elle); stitched circle die (Lil’ Inker Designs)


  1. This is so super adorbs! Love your coloring! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. What an adorable image! I love the pops of red on this card! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Oh, so cute! LOVE the pop of red from the party hat and sentiment strip! Perfect shades of gray, too. Thanks for joining CASual Fridays!

  4. What a cutie!

    Thanks for playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays challenge!

  5. seriously CUTE.
    thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. Such a cute hippo, love him :D x

  7. So sweet! Love the way you've done the shadowing. Fab. Jenny


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