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!


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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