Thanks for stopping by everyone! I wanted to share with you a step by step tutorial on how I created this super cute card using the newly released "hippos in Paradise" from La-La Land Crafts
Step 1 I started with stamping the images on Neenah solar white card stock with black momento ink then fussy cut them out after I had coloured them.
Step 2 I used versafine ink and heat embossed the sentiment then diecut around it using the 2nd smallest die from the pierced scallop circles die set. I then placed nuvo drops around the edge, then set aside to dry.
Step 3 I diecut all the pieces I was planning on using on Neenah solar white paper. I distress inked the hearts and scallops using scattered straw, the mushroom and grass border die I distressed inked as well using mowed lawn. (I ended up cutting the mushrooms off to shorten the grass)
Step 4 I coloured the hibiscus die cuts using my zig markers and finished them with a spectrum noir shimmer pen. The stems I coloured with copics (Y19).
Step 5 I wanted to create a cheery and bright background so I used the pretty diamonds layering stencils. (I'm in love with these stencils) The first stencil I used only distress oxide ink in scattered straw. For the second stencil I used both picked raspberry's and abandoned coral.
Step 6 For the twig die I used copic markers (YG17) for the stem and placed nuvo drops on the tips in different colours. I also placed nuvo drops in the Center of the filigree flowers.
Step 7 To complete the card I used foam tape on the back of the hearts, hippos, mushroom and grass border die, and the sentiment. I glued down the remaining pieces using tombow mono glue.
Step 8 Everything was then adhered with craft foam to Neenah solar white card base in 120lb.
Hippos - V000,W0
Dress - R46,R43
Nuvo drops -Ripened pumpkin, Dandelion yellow, sherbet shimmer
Distress oxide inks -Picked raspberry, scattered straw, abandoned coral
I hope this card inspires you to make one of your own. Have a wonderful day!