This fun, clean and simple (CAS) card is another graduation congratulations card that I made for my nephew, who is graduating college with a job! woot woot!
I used the hippopotamus and the word “hippo” from a little Lawn Fawn stamp set. The whole sentiment actually reads “Hippo Birdie to You” and is meant to be used for birthday cards, but I just masked off the rest of the sentiment with scotch tape when inking up the image and word then took the tape off before stamping. The coloring was simple with just Copic C3, C5 and R20. I hand wrote the “hooray!” in my best efforts at a similar font style, and I think it came out pretty close. LOL
I rounded the corners of the white card stock card base as well as the stamped top piece with my We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper. Then used my old school McGill hand held hole punches in 3 sizes to make little holes all over the top piece. I think it created a kind of flying confetti look (yipee!). I could have left the base card white for a more sophisticated look, but I decided to use my Recollections spray ink in yellow, blue and green shimmer to add some color onto my card base. The color and sparkle peaking through the holes of the top piece are light and bright.
I did add a little dimension to this card by just adhering the top piece with foam adhesive (I couldn’t help myself! I wanted that little shadow and interest!) to the card base. It didn’t add any weight to the card, but it added a lot of interest IMHO. 🙂 In any event, this card (with a congratulatory check) can be mailed with 1 stamp. YAY!
The following is a video share of the card:
This card is also being entered into:
Case Study Challenge #194
Raisin Boat Graduation/Congratulations Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Masculine Challenge
Naughty or Nice Challenge
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Hi my Love Kristina, hahaha, I thought that hippo looked familiar! One of my favorite Lawn Fawn sets. Thanks for sharing this wonderful card. Love ya’ Patricia
It look very pretty Kristina!!!
Oh my this little fellow is so cute, and it turned out to such a cute card here too. Just beautiful.
Aww thanks so much! It was a fun little card to make. 🙂 Hugs, Kristina
super cute card 😀
Thank you so much sweet Rosa! xoxo, Kristina
Cute, cute, cute! I have those hippos on my to by list! Thanks Kristina. Hope your little pup is improving! xx
Oh thanks so much Cheryl Lynn! Those little Lawn Fawn hippos are so cute, right?! My little girl is doing better each day, so I am fingers crossed she does not have cancer, like we fear. 🙂 Thank you so much for your well wishes for her. I truly appreciate it! Big hugs, Kristina
Thanks so much for your kind comment and for stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Love Lawn Fawn stamps..they are so cute! Your card is adorable! 🙂
Thanks so much! Yes, I agree, the images are so simple, yet so cute! TF stopping by and for your sweet comment! Hugs, Kristina
What a cute card! Love the hippo!
Thank you so much for playing along with us at CASE Study!
Thanks so much Anni for stopping by and for the fun CASE Study challenge! Hugs, Kristina
So cute I really love that hippo 😉
Aww thanks Yorlis! Big huge hugs, Kristina
Such a cute card love it. Thank you for joining us over at Case study challenge.
Aww thanks so much for the fun challenge and for stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Adorable card! The hippos are so cute! Great design!
Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!
Thanks for stopping by and for the fun challenge! Hugs, Kristina
What a funny card! Thank you for being with CAS(E) Study this week.
Thanks so much for a great case study challenge! I loved this one; it was so inspiring! thanks for stopping by. Hugs, Kristina