Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Birthday Hippo Card

Hi everyone! :o)

Today I want to share with you this Birthday Hippo Card. :o)

I made this card for my friend Mirela who's birthday was yesterday. :o)

To make this card I used super adorable 'Valentine Hippo' freebie digital image from Goebie Design and a 'Happy Birthday' sentiment stamp from Lawn Fawn which I got for my last birthday from Lawn Fawn. :o)

How I made this card...

I made a layout on my computer and printed the image on a white cardstock paper panel.

Then I printed out 2 more images on a white carsdstock paper and 2 on a watercolor paper.

After couple hours of drying I colored pieces I needed in watercolor technique and other pieces with black marker. After drying, I fussy cut all pieces, except the one printed on the panel, traced edges with black marker and softened watercolored pieces on a soft working mat using stylus ball. I did this to add some dimension to my image.

Here is a photo of all pieces I used for paper piecing this adorable hippo.

With all pieces ready, I glued together pieces. I used liquid glue and 3-D foam to add even more dimension.

I stamped the sentiment on the panel, glued a patterned paper stripe on a white top folded card base and then the panel with the image.

As a finishing touch, I drew white highlights with a white pigment ink and my card was finished. :o)

Card measurements: 95 mm x 140 mm (3 3/4" x 5 1/2")

List of supplies :
  • Goebie Design 'Valentine Hippo' digital image (freebie)
  • Lawn Fawn 'Happy Birthday' sentiment stamp (2018 birthday gift from Lawn Fawn)
  • white cardstock paper
  • watercolor paper
  • Lawn Fawn 'Really Rainbow' petite paper pack
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Spun Sugar
    • Festive Berries
    • Hickory Smoke
    • Black Soot
  • Koh-i-noor watercolor colored pencil, dark green 26
  • Mitshubishi Fine Liner 0.2
  • Stabilo Black fibre-tip pen 68/46
  • Uniball Signo White Pigment Ink
  • pencil
  • UHU liquid glue
  • 3-D foam squares 2 mm thick
  • printer
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Xcut self healing mat A4
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • scissors
  • kraft knife
  • paper towels
  • water

I'm linking my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge, Week 6 - Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

2) Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge, February 2019 - Friends
I made this card for my friend.
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

3) Love To Craft Challenge Blog, Challenge LTCCB #31 - Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

4) Love To Scrap Challenge Blog, Challenge LTSCB #118 - Anything Goes with optional twist Monochrome
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

5) The Corrosive Challenge Blog, Challenge #2 - Anything Goes February
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

6) Through The Craft Room Door, TTCRD week of February 12th, Anything Goes Challenge
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

7) Uniko, Uniko Challenge #51 - Anything Goes, optional twist Love
This is my 5th entry to this challenge.

8) Uniko, 7th Birthday Linky Party
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)



  1. Just such a fun make, thanks so much for sharing it with us over at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog

    DT @ LTCCB

  2. How fun and cute!!! Fabulous paperpiecing! Your friend surely has been delighted!

  3. what asweet card. lots of lovely details. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa xx

  4. So nice card!
    Thanks for joining us!
    Ana Isabel DT Coordinator at Corrosive Challenge blog.

  5. Such a creative take Milka, thanks for joining us at Uniko.

  6. You put this little Hippo from Annett Goebel perfectly in scene! Love the combination of her critters and your colouring skills!
    Thank you so much for uploading so many great cards to our Uniko #51 Challenge!
    Hugs & Greetings from Wiebke (Uniko-DT)

  7. A brilliant card! I love additional layers, create a deep depth, and at the same time the card is the perfect CAS
    Thank you for sharing this great card with us at HLS CAS.
    Bożena DT HLS

  8. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.

    Helen x



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