Friday, July 31, 2015

Bundle of Joy & Don't forget Monday's Giveaways

I made this card with stamps by Fiskars. I stamped the hippo with Memento Ink onto Cryogen cardstock and colored him with Copic markers. I then die cut him out with a Spellbinders die and inked the inside with distress ink by Ranger. The sentiment is stamped with Hero Arts Shadow Ink and then I cut it out. The cardstock of the circle die cut behind the image is by Coredinations which is adhered with foam adhesive. The patterned paper is by Die Cuts with a View, the ribbon by The Paper Studio and the pearls by Forever in Time.

The cardstock on top is by Stampin Up and the stencil is by The Crafters Workshop. I combined Viva Color's Inka Gold Metallic Rub made for Creative Imaginations in silver and Picket Fence Distress paint together to create the medium for my stenciled part. I wouldn't suggest combining the two. The consistences didn't mix to create that perfect medium but I did so because the Viva rub is hard and reminds me of shoe polish. I wanted the silver color to be a little bit runnier like the distress paint. The two didn't mix well and the white paint creeped under the stencil separate from the silver rub. Combining the two was a mess and then the silver was dulled by the white paint. FAIL! Lol:) Then I pondered should I make a card with it and I came up with this thought: A baby card would be the best choice since sometimes they leak outside their area as well as my white paint did. You can boo and hiss in the comments. All this thinking is coming from me, the non-parent. 

Have a great day everyone. If you have a chance let me know what you've tried mixing together and if it was a sweet success or an epic fail. Save me from making the same mistake.

Thank you to all the wonderful crafters worldwide willing to open up themselves and allowing me to share their Manly Monday card. There is a giveaway on the Monday post which I will link HERE


  1. Cute card!! Love the hippo and little bird!!

  2. Ah this is lovely, I adore the colours you have used they are so soft and pretty. Thanks for playing on MAWTT, Hazel (Didos) xx

  3. Love this happy hippo and the colours you used.

  4. Too cute!! Thanks for joining our WW challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!
    Marilyn DT

  5. Such a sweet card, thanks for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge and our theme of 'Animals'. Yvonne (DT)

  6. Adorable card! Love that sweet image and the pretty papers you used!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  7. Aww this is very sweet Cindy… such a cute hippo and I love the gorgeous papers and fab sentiment! :-)
    thanks for joining us at MAWTT
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

  8. Just darling! Thanks for joining us over at MarkerPOP! for our Anything Goes Challenge!

  9. Lovely card and image great papers . Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday just perfect for our challenge of Animals. Good Luck
    Aunty Sue DT


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