The Hippo Happiness stamp set in the new 2020-21 Annual Catalog made me smile the first time I saw it. I knew I would have fun designing with it. My Hippo Happiness Juvenile Pair above is the first two designs I create. They were for a swap I recently participated in.
It was a challenge to keep the Hippo Birthday design simple, but I think I hit the “simple but cute” design vibe. Love it! This design is full of simple textures added by embossing with the Tasteful Textile emboss folder on the Highland Heather rectangle and the super simple Faux Suede narrow band in Gorgeous Grape.
The sweet Hippo is a 2-step stamped image with Smoky Slate ink. Mr. Hippo and his adorable bow are cut from the Hippo & Friends Die set and he is layered atop one of the fun shapes from the Tasteful Labels Die set. The Silver Foil squiggle, also from the Hippo & Friends Die set, adds just the right amount of shine. (smile)
I went a bit over the top with the Unicorn with Balloon design. I wanted to use both the Unicorn and Balloon stamps. First, I stamped the balloon using Highland Heather (fully inked and then a second time for a lighter shade) and Smoky Slate ink to create the background square. It was a bit too bold, to soften it I topped it with Vellum.
The Unicorn is a 2-step stamped image as well, stamped with Highland Heather ink. I topped her with a Silver Foil horn. The Unicorn and horn are part of the Hippo & Friends Die set and the circle is from the Tasteful Labels Die set. The Silver Foil horn and silver embossed sentiment add the perfect amount of shine. Woohoo!
Today’s color combination:
Today’s designs were the first two I created using the Hippo Happiness stamp set. I also designed two total different cards and will share them soon. I hope you’ll plan to return and check out my second pair of Hippo Happiness designs.
- STAMP: Hippo Happiness
- PAPER: Basic Gray, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Vellum
- INK: Smoke Slake, Highland Heather, VersaMark
- ACCESSORIES: Dies–Hippo & Friends & Tasteful Labels | Emboss Folder– Tasteful Textile 3D | Emboss Powder–Silver
Thank you for stopping by today! Do you think I hit the cute & simple along with the over the top with today’s Hippo Happiness Juvenile Pair of designs? I hope you were inspired to get your fingers inky.
Sparkly Hugs, Carol