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.



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

  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!

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

  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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