It’s Wednesday and we don’t know about you, but we are trying to get over this mid-week hump, looking forward to the weekend and MAYBE taking the time to make this cute birthday slimline card. These happy hippos definitely brightened up our day! We are here in California, and it has been hot Hot HOT! We would love nothing but to frolic in the flowers like these jolly hippos, but all our grass/flowers are currently burnt crispy. This is one reason receiving a paper hug improves our mood, and lets us enjoy a breath of spring in the middle of our day!
Today’s project is a fun and colorful birthday slimline card created by our designer, Allison. Sending Birthday Wishes is always a reason to get creative!
To make this card Allison started by die cutting the postage style slimline layer twice from white card stock. One of the layers was then run through the machine with the slimline inside diagonal die centered in that panel. This allowed for them to be laid on top of each other and the background to pop through. You will notice that she blended shades of purple Color Fuse Ink to the bottom solid slimline cut then added foam tape around the edges and attached it to the front panel. Genius! Very pretty effect!
Next she used a white slimline card base layered on grey card stock and attached the slimline panels for some great dimension.
These amazing hippos got colored up with Copic markers in E53,51,50, and R20. We know, we know… hippos are traditionally grey, but we are so in love with the gorgeous tan color she used, making those hippos hip-hop-pop right off the card! By adding foam tape to the back of each hippo she positioned them around the card in fun random positions.
To add more color elements to her project, she used our mixable floral stack die and leaves to cut out florals to place in the hippos hands. You can cut these out of colored paper, or you can color them up with our Color Fuse Inks to make awesome graduated colors that match other elements in your card!
She then completed the design of the card by adding other scene elements such as clouds, sun (also from the mixable floral stack), and doily style die cuts (These are the cut outs from the inside of our Scalloped Tear Drop SLI die). We love how she repurposed other dies to include in her design. By creating a sun out of the same die cuts as the florals, she tied the card together by making them match. By using the inside cuts from another slimline die, she was able to save paper and not waste good design elements. We always appreciate when people think outside the box!
She added finishing touches with Nuvo drops, and a Birthday Sentiment from our “Kittie Phrases”.
Products used to make this birthday slimline card
The Paper cut (card bases and panels)
Are you as impressed with this card as we are? We are always looking for new birthday card ideas, so we would love to see what you come up with. Be sure to tag us in your creations using #rubberneckerstamps! We hope the rest of your week goes by fast, and you can get crafty this weekend and maybe try out your own version of this cute birthday slimline card!