Hippo Birdie to You

Welcome!  Today I have a birthday card featuring the Hippo Hooray stamp set, Leafy Green Stencil and the Streamers die set. The card is super glittery, so my photos are a bit darker to compensate, so it isn't blinding!

I first ink blended with Distress Oxide ink in speckled egg onto 110 lb Neenah solar white cardstock with the Leafy Green Stencil.  Neenah cardstock is my go to for ink blending because it really is effortless to get even coverage.  Right after the ink blending, I added glitter paste from Couture Creations in Frosty Sparkle.  I like to add it right away because it interacts with the distress ink and actually makes it lighter.  I set the cardstock out to dry for several hours (you might want to make a card like this over several days).

In the meantime I ink blended another piece of Neenah cardstock with the same distress ink and then die cut it with the Streamers die set die. Can you now see how different the same ink is when you leave it alone to dry or when it reacts with glitter paste?

I have several stitched rectangle dies in my stash, I die cut a large A2 panel out of blue vellum and used a smaller rectangle to die cut the dried panel. I added these to an A2 card base made from the same cardstock (Neenah 110 lb cardstock in solar white).  

Next I die cut and copic colored several images from the Hippo Hooray stamp using my Brother Scan-n-Cut 2.  The hippo was colored with numerous grey copics (N2, N4, T3) to get it looking the way I wanted (I normally don't mix greys, but I had to here).  The birds were colored with B97 & B91, party hat with BG13, plants with G46, G43, YG63, YG61.

I adhered everything in place, once I liked the design, with Gina K connect glue.  A few sequins were added for interest (Trinity Stamps, Soapy Bubbles) a sentiment added and the card was done.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!