Friday, November 6, 2009

How Do You Fit a Hippo in a Box??: HH Challenge #51(Post #2 for today....scroll down for the Humble Pie Challenge)

Wow...two posts in one day?? Impressive no? Well, I thought so!

Do you ever have an idea in your head for a card that just makes you giggle? My husband always finds it amusing that I crack myself up. Well, this Hippo stamp from High Hopes made me laugh out loud when I first saw it! He is so cute. There is a fabulous sentiment you can purchase as well quoting the famous (and somewhat annoying!) Christmas song. However, I thought it would be fun to create my own "Dear Santa" letter to go along with it! I tried my best to do "kids" printing, but let me tell's hard to print messy! Poor little Sam wants this hippo so badly, and he can't help but be honest about his behaviour this past year! lol See how he kept changing what he wrote about being "good"?? hee hee Of course, you cannot expect a five year old to spell everything correctly either!!

The challenge this week calls for snowflakes. I decided to go with a non-traditional snowflake look. This fabulous Christmas paper was the colour inspiration...I believe it might be from a DCWV Christmas stack. The cardstock is Bazzill. Once again, I pulled out my new Snowflake Spellbinders to create that fun red and green snowflake embellishment. Add a couple of brads, and done!

The hippo was stamped on Neenah with Memento ink and coloured with Copics. Parts of the ribbon were pop dotted for dimension. I love how he has exploded out of this box! Ta Da! The ribbon was given a coat of Star Dust Stickles for shimmer.

Hop on over to the High Hopes blog to join in the fun...they always have fantastic stamps up for grabs!

Have a great Friday!



Tricia said...

Love your card Melanie! Sam's letter to Santa is definitely the icing on top of this super creation! Might have to lift that idea...hope you don't mind!;)


Maria said...

Fabulous card Melanie! Love the letter and your colouring oh my!. Hugs, Maria

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Melanie
Beautiful colours and colouring, I just love the letter! Thanks for joining us for the High Hopes Challenge.

Karen x

dpkennedy said...

Fabulous coloring and that letter is so cute and just a perfect accessory on this card! Thanks for playing the High Hopes Challenge!

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

I love your card Melanie, gorgeous colouring and colour combination, love the fun letter, Hugs, Nikki x

Amy Leggate said...

Great Job Mel!!! THanks for playing along with my HH challenge this week! Your colouring Rocks!

Lacey Stephens said...

Fantastic card! That's just awesome! I love your little note to santa!!Thanks for playing along with the High Hopes Challenge. We have a wonderful sketch this week..made by ME:-) I hope you can play along again!