Sunday, April 27, 2014

Hippo Birdie to You

Good Morning,

with my sons birthday coming up, the task was clear: create a fun birthday card for a 7th Birthday.


While working on this card I had the "Lawnscaping Challenge No. 80 - Mini" in mind. 


I chose one of my favorite papers from the Hello Sunshine collection as a frame. As a second step, I created a background on watercolor paper using my sponge daubers and matching Distress Inks. For my focal point I used the Mini Set "Year Four". I built a birdie-pyramid with seven birds on the back of that cute little hippo. I paper-pieced he birds, the hippo and the balloons with the help of the Let's Polka paper pack. I added a seven and for that extra dimenson some real twine holding the balloons.
For the sentiment I used heat embossing with several different powders to also match the colors of the frame. I first stamped the sentiment with Versamark and then sprinkled the first color with a spoon only on certain spots and heat-embossed this first color. Afterwards, I filled the waste back into the jar and so on. By doing so, you don't waste any embossing powder.

Here are some close-ups:



Here is my list of supplies:
Lawn Fawn - Year Four
Lawn Fawn - Quinn's 123s
Lawn Fawn - Hello Sunshine petite paper pack
Lawn Fawn - Let's Polka petite paper pack
Zing! Embossing Powder - Butter
Ranger Embossing Powder - Turquoise
Sternenstaub Embossing Powder - Perlmutt Silber
Ranger Adirondack Embossing Powder - Wild Plum
Distress Ink (Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Pumice Stone)
Tsukineko - Sponge Daubers
white twine

I am also going to link this card up to the Seize the Birthday Challenge.


And since I used some bright colors - especially for the confetti background - I will upload this card to the Keep it Simple! Challenge #38: Bright Sparks, too.



Thanks for stopping by.

Yours,
Tanja


4 comments:

  1. Such fun, I love this card! Jo x

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  2. This is so much fun!! Bright happy colours and a fun image - perfect card for a 7year old! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

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  3. Cute card!!
    Thanks for playing with us at lawnscaping.
    xx Tamara

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  4. How cute is all the birds on top of the hippo!! Adorable!
    I'm so glad you played along with us at Seize the Birthday!!

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