Thursday, July 9, 2009
I want a hippopotamus for Christmas!
I know I use the adjective "cute" a lot when I'm describing High Hopes stamps, but they just are! So, how about a cute hippo card today? *wink* As soon as I saw this hippo, it became one of my favorite stamps from the new release. But I have a confession, I had never heard of the song "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas" before I saw the release stamps. Crissy enlightened me and sent a link to the song. It was recorded in '54 by Gayla Peavey, who was ten years old at the time You can listen to it here. hee hee Love it!
I chose some Wassail patterned paper from Basic Grey and colored my image in coordinating colors. I masked the hippo after coloring it and sprayed the wall behind it with a cream colored copic marker. Lots of stitching and buttons and a prima flower and leaves finish off my card.
Stamps: Party Hippo, Hippopotamus for Christmas (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Cardstock: white, rustic white (Papertrey Ink), always artichoke (SU)
Patterned Paper: Wassail (Basic Grey)
Accents: flower and leave (Prima Marketing), buttons
Tools: copic markers, air compressor, sewing machine, embroidery floss