2.10.2015

A Hippo Birdie To You!

Yup. That's adorable. And punny. And you know how much I enjoy a quality pun. Or a lesser quality pun, at that! HA! Over the weekend I pulled out this slightly older Avery Elle stamp set to play. You know... just for fun! WHAT?! Yup. I totally did that.

Hippo Birdie


Oh, my LOU, this was fun to do, you guys! For reals, though! So, this is a whole lot of one layer stamping and inking. The very first thing I stamped? The hat. No. For reals. I stamped the hat and then masked it to stamp the hippo and then added the glasses with the hat mask still on. I then removed the hat mask and colored the image in all of it's adorableness. You GUYS! It's a little hipster hippo! WITH A BIRDIE! I can't even....

Hippo Birdie (detail)


I used Wink of Stella over the Spectrum Noirs to add a bit of sparkle to the birdie and then used Glossy Accents on the glasses because, well, glasses. I then created a mask of the bottom of the hippo and layered that with a straight edged mask to ink the grass. I used a few colors of ink from Simon Says Stamp and Ranger Distress inks. Finally, I added some adorable die cut clouds from Spellbinders to finish off the fluffy cute sky! Yup. Fluffy cute. It's a thing. It's a thing now, anyway.

I am linking this fun little card up to the Avery Elle Masking Challenge!

Have a Happy!

13 comments:

  1. Ack! The cuteness!!! LOVE it!

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  2. Gurl, you cray cray. Love the glossy accents in the glasses. But, of course!

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  3. oh this card makes me happy looking at it. soooo cute! love all the added details :)

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  4. Aaackkkkk!!! Love it!! That hippo cracks me up - and your coloring is amaze!! XOXO

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  5. This card is absolutely adorable! Love the puny sentiment and your coloring looks amazing!

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  6. That has to be the cutest Hipster Hippo I've ever seen!

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  7. So cute, I adopted that set and haven't used it yet. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. He's cute. Gotta get me a hippo. Hugz

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  9. so adorbs - fab coloring! Also.... my son told his karate teacher tonight he wants a pet hippo. Ha!

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  10. This card is flippin adorable, I love it!

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