Miss Ink Stamps – Hip Hippo Hooray

Happy Thursday everyone! Thank you for stopping by. Today I have an adorable hippo card using stamps and a bunch of stencils layered for a cool background from Miss Ink Stamps.

I knew the general design I wanted to create so today I jumped straight in with my background panel. I chose a fun purple cardstock from my stash and sprayed the Fine Lines stencil with pixie spray. With delicate stencils like this pixie spray is your best friend, I promise! After letting it sit for a few minutes I pressed the stencil to my panel and inked up with a purple ink for that great tone-on-tone stripe! I love it! Next I used the Hand Drawn Hearts stencil with white pigment ink over the stripes. Then, last but not least, I used the Tiny Snowfall stencil and spread lovely lavender glitz glitter gel from Thermoweb through it.

I set that panel aside to dry and cleaned up my mess. Then I chose images from Hippo Hooray, stamped and colored them with my copics. I used the scan-n-cut to cut them out. For my scene, I die cut a circle with the Trinity Stamps embossed edge circle stack from teal cardstock. I inked up the bottom portion with a blending brush and brown dye ink, then I went around the rest of the edge with teal ink for a little depth.

I adhered the seaweed and rocks with liquid glue and popped all the critters up with foam squares. Then I popped the circle up on the stenciled panel with foam tape and adhered the whole thing to a white card base. Last, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock and die cut it with a Pink & Main large sentiment strip die. I popped the sentiment up with foam squares and trimmed off the edge.

For finishing touches today I just added loads of fun white gel pen highlights to all the images. Then I added black glaze pen to the critter eyes and after it dried put a tiny white highlight back in. This really makes the eyes come to life. I love it!

Do you layer your stencils over top of each other? It’s a newer technique for me but I just love it every time I play with a new combo!

Products used today:
Miss Ink Stamps Hippo Hooray stamps
Miss Ink Stamps Fine Lines stencil
Miss Ink Stamps Tiny Snowfall stencil
Miss Ink Stamps Hand Drawn Hearts stencil
Trinity Stamps Blending brushes
Trinity Stamps Embossed Edge Circle dies
Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strips dies
Thermoweb Pixie Spray
Thermoweb Glitz Glitter Gel – fresh lavender
Thermoweb Stencil Pal
Thermoweb foam tape and squares

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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