Layout —> Card

While I really liked the bright colors in this paper packet, I wasn’t too sure what to do with these eyes.  I generally try to use some of each paper in the paper packet on my card class  – but I just wasn’t feeling this paper. Whenever I’m stuck – I generally look through the Idea Book or on Facebook Consultant Groups – I can usually find great inspiration for the papers I’m working with.SKW Paper 4

After looking through the Seasonal Expressions, I saw a cute layout that had these pink eyeballs. Isn’t this just the cutest (these are the times when I wish I had a girl!!!!)! So, I decide to scrap lift this layout into a card.

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It turned out quite cute using the Safari Ballet stamp set (that little hippo ballerina is so darling – but not near as adorable as the little girl in the layout!

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I started with a 5 1/2″ piece of the black zip strip (with circles) then a 2 x 5 1/2″ piece of the eyes, followed by a 1/4 x 5 1/2″ piece of the slate.  On top of this, I layered the raspberry, black speckles and finally the white daisy for stamping.

 

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I’m not one to fuss with water colors – so I decided just to add some color in a few key areas rather than coloring the hippo all grey.  Like I said – I don’t like to fuss – so I grabbed a water brush and my Raspberry ink stamp pad. This is the perfect combination when you’re just adding a bit of color and don’t want to fuss with water colors.  Did I say I don’t like to fuss!

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I finished her off with my Shimmer Brush.  This is another great tool for adding just a hint of something extra. (you can probably actually see it a little better in the first picture).

So there you go – a Happy Hippo Ballerina scraplifted from a layout.

Enjoy!

~Gerri

Other products used can be found at gerri.closetomyheart.com

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2 thoughts on “ Layout —> Card

  1. Isn't She Crafty April 13, 2017 / 2:19 am

    That hippo is adorable! I like that your paper will be able too be shared so other people can see how fab it is, that’s the main drawback I find in scrapbooking, I want to show it off!

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    • Gerri Baker April 13, 2017 / 5:22 am

      I hadn’t thought about it that way, but you’re so right! Thanks!

      Liked by 1 person

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