The Hippo Happiness Bundle in the new 2020-21 Annual catalog is just the cutest. It was the first thing on my wish list. Today’s designs I challenged myself to make for adult giving. I did my “happy chair dance” when I completed these Hippo Happiness Adult Pair of designs. First I created two designs for kids, you can check out my first two designs “here“. Those were the fun and cute designs for kids.
What a great way to use those scraps of cardstock from previous projects! After watching Bruno Bertucci’s video I grabbed scraps from my leftover stash and created this fun and whimsical “hip-hip-hooray” scrappy strip design. The squiggles from the “Hippo & Friends” die set in Silver Foil add a nice touch of shine.
I embossed in silver the “hip-hip-hooray” for another subtle touch of shine. AND I really like how the layered scallop circles from the Tasteful Labels Dies draws your eye to the sentiment making it the focal point.
This design was a combination of leftovers and new items. The squiggle rectangles were leftovers from my previous designs. I went to toss them and had an “ah-ha” moment. I thought “ooh……that would be cool on a card”. The Highland Heather wide band I embossed with the Tasteful Textile Emboss Folder to add another layer of subtle texture.
The “squiggles” and “balloons” are also from the Hippo & Friends dies set. I clear embossed the balloons to give a latex balloon feel and add an additional layer of shine. I used the Tasteful Labels and Layering Circles dies to create the focal point for the sentiment and balloons.
These designs would be great for any adult card giving. I’m so happy with the end results. What was a stamp set for “kids” I was able to cut apart the Photopolymer stamps and combine them for adult cards. Woohoo!
If you enjoyed today’s Hippo Happiness Adult Pair post, you might want to check out my first two designs using the Hippo Happiness Bundle by clicking “here“. You can purchase any of the items I used to created my design by clicking on the images below.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a stampingly wonderful day. Let’s get out there and get our fingers inky!
- STAMP: Hippo Happiness
- CARDSTOCK: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Purple Posy, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Silver Foil
- INK: VersaMark, Smoky Slate
- STAMPIN’ BLENDS: Highland Heather (dark)
- ACCESSORIES: Dies–Hippo & Friends, Tasteful Labels, Layering Circles | Emboss Folder–Tasteful Textile | Emboss Powder–Silver & Clear | Basic Jewels–Rhinestones
Sparkly Hugs, Carol