My Favorite Things Happy Hippo Celebrates

My Favorite Things Happy Hippo Celebrates

Hi there,

I am back again with a very special celebration card. My granddaughter is turning a BIG 6 years old so I wanted to make something fun and interactive for her since she loovveess to make and receive cards. One of her favorite things is to sit in my craft room with me and create. So, this card is for little Mackenzie (Mac for short)!

MFT Hippo Celebration card

 

Shaker cards are so much fun and thankfully easier than they look. This card starts out with water coloring the watercolor paper with a few distress oxide inks. To do this, I first smooched a patch of Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Broken China and Wilted Violet distress oxide inks onto my acrylic sheet. (Hint: if you don’t have an acrylic sheet, use a non-stick craft sheet or a stout piece of acetate or plastic). Next, I spritzed both a piece of watercolor paper and the distress inks with clean water. I wanted the inks spritzed enough to loosen them up so I could dab the color onto the paper in a random fashion.

Once the paper was completely colored and dry, I cut out the ‘Celebrate’ using the My Favorite Things Speech Bubble Celebrate die. Oh, and before I put the inks away, I quickly colored a scrap of paper with the twisted citron distress oxide ink to use later for the balloon.

MFT Hippo Celebration by The Foiled Fox

With the water coloring complete and Memento Tuxedo Black in hand, I stamped the hippo, party hats, cupcake and chicks, from the My Favorite Things Happy Hippo stamp set, onto white card stock (110lb.) and colored them with Copic markers. A quick Copic reference guide is below.

copic-happy-hippo1

Before I assembled the card, I wanted to make sure I had all the pieces ready, so I stamped party hats and cupcakes onto a piece of Cotton Candy cardstock with Versamark ink, sprinkled white embossing powder and heat set.  Then, I trimmed the panel into a rectangle, rounded the corners with a corner chomper and blending on Worn Lipstick distress ink around the edges to bring out the detail.

MFT Hippo Celebration by The Foiled Fox
Next, before I put the Versamark ink away, I stamped the sentiment onto black card stock, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat set. The sentiment was then cut out using the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangular Word Windows die set.

MFT Hippo Celebration by The Foiled Fox

With all the pieces done, it is time to put it all together into a shaker card. To start, a clear acetate piece was taped to the back of the celebrate speech bubble, then two layers of foam tape (one layer stacked on top of the other) were added to the back too.  I made sure I added foam tape between the letters too so it created a ‘well’ for the colorful balls from the Queen & Co. Pops III Toppings set to fit into for each letter. Then, I peeled off the release tape and positioned a solid piece of paper, the same size as the speech bubble, and covered the back to hold all the colored balls in place.

MFT Hippo Celebration by The Foiled Fox
To complete the card, I rounded the corners of a white card base, added the pink and embossing background, then adhered the complete shaker speech bubble to the top. The critters, sentiment, party hats, et al were added with foam tape… and done!

Thanks for joining me today. Hope to see you real soon!

laurel strand

 

Supply List:

My Favorite Things Happy Hippo Stamp SEt
My
Favorite
Things
Happy
Hippo
Stamp
SEt
My Favorite Things Happy Hippo Die-Namics
My
Favorite
Things
Happy
Hippo
Die-Namics
My Favorite Things Celebrate Speech Bubble
My
Favorite
Things
Celebrate
Speech
Bubble
Lawn Fawn Party Balloons Die Set
Lawn
Fawn
Party
Balloons
Die Set
My Favorite Things Rectangle Word Windows
My
Favorite
Things
Rectangle
Word
Windows
Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink
Picked
Raspberry
Distress
Oxide
Ink
Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink
Twisted
Citron
Distress
Oxide
Ink

 

Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Oxide
Tim
Holtz
Broken
China
Distress
Oxide
Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Wilted
Violet
Distress
Oxide
Ink Pad
Canson Watercolor Paper
Canson
Watercolor
Paper
Cotton Candy Cardstock
Cotton
Candy
Cardstock
Neenah 110lb. Solar White card stock
Neenah
110lb.
Solar White
card stock
Licorice Twist Heavy Black Card Stock
Licorice
Twist
Heavy
Black
Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black
Memento
Tuxedo
Black

 

VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
VersaMark
Watermark
Ink Pad
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts
White
Embossing
Powder
Worn Lipstick Distress Inkpad
Worn
Lipstick
Distress
Inkpad
Corner Chomper
Corner
Chomper
Queen & Co. Pops III Toppings Set
Queen
& Co.
Pops III
Toppings
Set
Foam Dimensional Tape
Foam
Dimensional
Tape
ATG Tape Gun
ATG
Tape
Gun

 

C00 Copic Marker
C00
Copic
Marker
C1 Copic Marker
C1
Copic
Marker
C3 Copic Marker
C3
Copic
Marker
RV13 Copic Marker
RV13
Copic
Marker
E33 Copic Marker
E33
Copic
Marker
E25 Copic Marker
E25
Copic
Marker
R000 Copic Marker
R000
Copic
Marker

 

Y06 Copic Marker
Y06
Copic
Marker
Y17 Copic Marker
Y17
Copic
Marker
YR09 Copic Marker
YR09
Copic
Marker
BG01 Copic Marker
BG01
Copic
Marker
BG45 Copic Marker
BG45
Copic
Marker
G05 Copic Marker
G05
Copic
Marker
G43 Copic Marker
G43
Copic
Marker

 

R29 Copic
R29
Copic
Sakura White Gel Pen
Sakura
White
Gel
Pen

 

 

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12 thoughts on “My Favorite Things Happy Hippo Celebrates

  1. What a darling shaker card! I know Mac will love it! Great colors and fun Celebrate Speech Bubble die! The die cut makes an awesome shaker!

  2. I love everything about this card…how fun! The colorful beads in your shaker element are so cute! I’m subscribed to your YouTube channel. Thanks!

  3. Such a beautiful card so soft yet so full of excitement. I’m sure your granddaughter will just love all the little surprises hidden around the card.

  4. super cute card! So many fun details make for a beautifully designed, happy card! I’m a YT subscriber and a Blog subscriber! Appreciate all the inspiration you share!

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