You Really Are The Best - Hippest Hippos - Just Add Ink - Under The Sea Challenge JAI614

Hello again and welcome back to my blog! I have another Just Add Ink Design Team post for you today. 

This week's challenge is the Just Add Ink #JAI614 - Under The Sea Challenge  where we had to create a card inspired by the 'Under the Sea' theme. I used the new Hippest Hippos stamp set and Hippo Dies which are both Sale-a-bration sets available during July & August 2022. You can get each of these these items for FREE when you spend $90 or more during these two months. I coordinated this with the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder, dies cut using the Sea Dies (now retired from the Seas the Day bundle), a background created using Stampin' Blends and also the For Everything Fancy Sequins.

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- Use a piece of Tahitian Tide A4 card cut lengthwise and folded in half. Layer with a piece of Basic White and then another piece of Basic White embossed with the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder. 

- Create a background on a piece of Vellum card by using Stampin' Blends (Night of Navy, Orchid Oasis, Tahitian Tide and Bermuda Bay) moving the colour around with a Isopropyl Alcohol and an air blower. Use a Layered Circles Die to cut a large circle. 

- Stamp the hippo from the Hippest Hippos set using Tuxedo Black onto Basic White Colour the images using Stampin' Blends (Gray Granite and Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends). Die cut the snorkel and goggles from Orchid Oasis card using the Hippo Dies. Die cut pieces from Vellum using the the Sea Dies, colour with a Soft Sea Foam Stampin' Blend and adhere the die cuts and hippo to the card front. 

- Stamp the sentiment from the Hippest Hippos stamp set onto Tahitian Tide card with Versamark ink, and heat emboss with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and attach to the card. Use the For Everything Fancy Sequins and attach to the front using some of them to create the bubble effect from the snorkel.


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  1. Your snorkelling hippo is so cute! The alcohol ink background looks amazing, perfect as the sea.

    1. Thank you for you lovely comments Tina! xx


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