17 May 2008

Does this pattern make my hips look wide?


Hee! I've had this set since it was released...like 70 years ago or something and haven't used it at all. It was neglected and sad. But today when I was shopping in the scrapbook store, I saw this pad of paper that I just KNEW had to be used to paper piece this gal. It sure turned her frown upside down! :D

I made this card using Taylor's Cupcake Challenge sketch for this week. I must say, at first, I wasn't a fan of it since I'm not big on tearing paper. I always make it look all messy. And then I was like, "DUH. It is supposed to be messy-ish." I mean, seriously, that is how my pea-sized brain works sometimes.

Stamps: Hippo from Just So Hippy from Gina K. as well as the sentiment

CS and papers: All CS is SU! The patterned paper is from Sassafras Lass' Sunshine Lollipops collection. (LOVE!)

Ink: SU! basic black

Accessories: Cuttlebug and A2 embossing folder, perfect layers, ribbon from Target's dollar spot, stick-on pearls on the dots on her rump.

Other info:
I stamped the hippo on the patterned paper then cut her out, and popped up the rump separate from the head. I used a white gel pen to color in her toenails, eye and tooth so it didn't look like she had bad hygiene.

Thanks for looking!

14 comments:

Colin Brooks said...

I've been reading your posts here for a while now but I never commented because I had no constructive commenting to type but wow, you're making some beautiful things here!

I wouldn't go for a hippy birthday card myself but I can still appreciate all the work and the sheer brilliance of your stuff. Keep this up and know that even if you don't see my comments very often, I am still here, reading and seeing all the beautiful things you make.

Sandy said...

Very cute card. Love all the paper piercing and those little pearls look adorable. The title of your post made me laugh. Nice job with Taylor's challenge.

Mary Dawn said...

CUTE! that is all

Allison said...

This is awesome Jennifer...love the paper and the pearls!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

So cute! I love your patterned hippo and the title made me chuckle! Thanks for playing!

Libby Hickson said...

This is so adorable!!

Melanie said...

sooo cute! Libby gave my the bottoms up that you posted!LOL!

Carol Weimer said...

I'm loving that hippo. My hips already look big...no need for the plaid pattern to make matters worse. So bright and fun.

Lovetostamp6 said...

Super cute card Jennifer, LOVE the fun paper and darling image. Jennifer :)

PS LOVE your blog layout, did you do it?

Richelle said...

Cool card! Love the papers.

Richelle said...

Cool card! Love the papers.

Danyelle Kessler said...

Jennifer, this is FANTABULOUS! Pearls on my fanny is something I would SO do! I love the colors, love the hippo, pearls, and ribbon! BRAVO!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

this is sooo cute. I love the pearls!

Cassie said...

i wish i could pull off pants like that! just too cute