This is my first in the Hippo Happiness Series!  For this card I did simple stamping!  The stamping makes this look like designer series paper but it’s not it’s all made by stamping!  I used the Hippo Happiness Stamp set and the following ink colors.  Pacific Point, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, Daffodil Delight and Black Memento Ink.  

This set is  2-step stamping set which means you will have 2 stamps for each image.  A detailed stamp and solid stamp.  You can get the effect 2 different ways!  One is to use different colors for the detailed and solid stamps.                                    

The other way is to use the same color but to stamp off the solid stamp after you have inked it up and then stamp over the other image. 

Here’s a video with all three cards in this series!  Hope you enjoy!

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Card Base and Cuts 

Card Base – Gorgeous Grape – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4

Layer 1 – Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4

Layer 2 – Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4

1.  Layer 1 –  Using Pacific Point ink and the detailed Hippo stamp image stamp into center of sheet.

A.  Then using Balmy Blue ink stamp solid image directly over the detailed image lining up.

B.  Next using Black Memento ink and the Balloon sting stamp image, stamp strings as shown.

C.  Starting with the string on the left stamp a Balloon in Granny Apple Green ink.

D.  On the Center String Stamp a Balloon in Gorgeous Grape ink.

E.  Then on the right string stamp a Balloon in Daffodil Delight ink.

F.  Next stamp the sentiment in Pacific Point just below the stamped Hippo image. 

G.  Now your ready to stamp the star images.  You will stamp several in each of the three colors used previously around the entire page. (Note: I did stamp off the page on some of the images)

H.  Adhere to the card front.  

2.  Layer 2 – Stamp the three balloons in the lower right hand corner in the three different colors.

A.  Then stamp the sentiment in Pacific Point Ink in the center of the page. 

B.  Adhere to the inside of the card!

Please leave me a comment below and let me know what you think!
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