Introduction to In Color Class – Tahitian Tide

Things got really fishy with the Tahitian Tide project from my annual Introduction to In Color Class.

The ‘sea’ combines Tahitian Tide and Pacific Point, with the Layering Diorama Dies providing the outline shape.

Seaweed is from the Natural Prints Dies from the Annual Catalogue and they are in Granny Apple Green.

Using the new Fish Builder Punch, several are cut out in more colours from the Brights Collection, Poppy Parade, Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight.

The different pieces are layered to create depth (pun intended!), with the top layer raised up on Dimensionals.

A sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set has a length of the coordinating Metallic Woven Ribbon added behind it in a wave pattern.

Fish eyes are made from the Matte Decorative Dots, coloured with a Stampin’ Blend.

Finally, coordinating Matte Decorative Dots are added to create the effect of bubbles.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Countdown to Christmas 2021 #4

Countdown to Christmas 2021 project 4 is the first bonus project from October’s SSOTM and it’s obviously another penguin card.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I’ve used Balmy Blue and Basic White, with Black and Pumpkin Pie for the penguins.

The Bark 3D Embossing Folder makes a great water effect for the background.

Then, a piece of ice is created using the Layering Diorama Dies. My sentiment from the Penguin Place Stamp Set is stamped onto it. You can use any sentiment you like.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, it’s time to stamp and punch out the penguins using the Penguin Place Stamp Set and Penguin Builder Punch from the Mini Catalogue. This is where you can add hats, scarves, bow-ties, bows too.

They are all placed to look like they are peering out from behind the ice. To make them look like they are sticking up from the water a little, I’ve only stuck the bottom part of the penguins down, leaving their heads unglued.

Finally, some of the clear circle gems from the class kit are added for a touch of sparkle.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #4. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. Don’t forget to pop back for the next in my Countdown to Christmas 2021 series.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Sea Life Dies – again!

At last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa, we used the Sea Life Dies – again!

Sea Life Dies - again! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

From the previous week’s project, there were some leftover pieces from the Layering Diorama Dies. It seemed silly not to use them in another design.

So, rather than just fish, this design uses the seahorse.

Once again, I’ve also added a shape from the Smooth Sailing Dies, the seaweed.

The colours are also similar to before with Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana and Pool Party for the water.

Seaweed and coral are in Calypso Coral and Old Olive, with the fish in Pumpkin Pie.

My sentiment is from the Art Gallery Stamp Set. I would love to change it to ‘Best Fishes!’

Sea Life Dies - again! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

After adding the sentiment and positioning the water pieces, seaweed and coral. It was time to concentrate on the seahorse.

Using Sponge Daubers, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron, I coloured the seahorse while it was still in the piece it was die-cut to. This die-cut shape is slightly different as it doesn’t cut all the way out, to allow you to use it in a variety of ways.

Once I had coloured it, I cut through the different points to release it. I then attached it using Dimensionals to raise it up, with the tail wrapped around a piece of coral.

The small fish are then placed at the top, by the sentiment.

Sea Life Dies - again! Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some clear shapes from Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials are dotted around to look like bubbles.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Sea Life Dies

Recently I made this project, and mentioned that something similar may appear at a future Card & (Your) Cuppa…

Sea Life Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs
…and here it is!

My water is a combination of Balmy Blue, Pool Party and Coastal Cabana.

The top two water layers are cut using the Layering Diorama Dies. A water ripple effect is made using the Bark 3D Embossing Folder on the very top layer.

Sea Life Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Between the base card and middle layer, the Night of Navy anchor, cut from the Smooth Sailing Dies, has a piece of Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack added to it. There is also a piece of Coral, or seaweed, in Calypso Coral. This is cut into several pieces and dotted around.

More Coral/Seaweed in Old Olive is popped between the middle and top layer.

To give the impression of depth, the top layer is attached with Dimensionals.

Sea Life Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the Pumpkin Pie and Bumblebee fish are added across the various levels.

With this project, the pieces cut out from the layers aren’t going to waste. In fact, my Card & (Your) Cuppa attendees might notice them fairly soon!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Introduction to In Color Class – Pale Papaya

My second project from this week’s Introduction to In Color Class is for Pale Papaya.

Introduction to In Color Class - Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The colour combines with Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Cinnamon Cider and Very Vanilla. Basic Gray is used for the sentiment.

This project uses the Iconic Dies for the bird and leaf. I’m really enjoying using these dies from the Annual Catalogue. They were a feature at a recent Card & (Your) Cuppa Class.

The Layering Diorama Dies and the Bark 3D Embossing Folder provide the piece to resemble a tree.

Introduction to In Color Class - Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

As the bird die-cut shape is an outline, the infill piece is created by drawing round it and then cutting it out by hand. These two pieces are carefully glued together to finish the bird.

All of the pieces are layered, along with a sentiment from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set. I wanted the project to have a ‘little bird told me’ vibe.

A swoosh of coordinating ribbon sits behind the die cut pieces.

Introduction to In Color Class - Pale Papaya. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, coordinating In Color Jewels add a touch of sparkle.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Prince & Princess Host Stamp Set

You knew it would only be a matter of time before a project using the Prince & Princess Host Stamp Set made an appearance!

Prince & Princess Host Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I resisted long enough and I just had to play.

After stamping the foliage and frog in Basic Gray, a combination of Stampin’ Blends was used to colour them. A couple of lily pads were also stamped onto Pear Pizzazz. These were then all cut out by hand.

Prince & Princess Host Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, I made a pond for my frog. This is a Pool Party piece of cardstock run through the Bark 3D Embossing Folder to create water ripples.

For my large lily pad, I cut a shape using the Layering Diorama Dies. I then cut a ‘v’ out of it to give it a similar lily pad feel to the other images.

Finally, everything was layered together, with the frog raised up on Dimensionals in the middle.

Prince & Princess Host Stamp Set. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Sweet Strawberry Buttercups

What on earth are Sweet Strawberry Buttercups I hear you ask?

Well, they are buttercups made using the Sweet Strawberry Bundle (Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set and Strawberry Builder Punch).

Sweet Strawberry Buttercups. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

There are lots and lots of buttercups around at the moment and this inspired me to create a project. My most recent Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video on YouTube talks about taking inspiration from the world around you. That’s just what I did here.

I just had to use the Expressions in Ink Specialty DSP again and this helped me to choose Just Jade and Mint Macaron for my colours. Daffodil Delight is the colour I chose for my interpretation of buttercups.

Sweet Strawberry Buttercups. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The Sweet Strawberry Bundle provides the flowers and sentiment and the Layering Diorama Dies create the shaped pieces. I’ve used them in a non-layering way here, choosing to rotate one 180 degrees.

Leaves are from the Symmetrical Stems Border Punch. I know they are nothing like buttercup leaves, but it’s inspiration, rather than precision for this project!

Sweet Strawberry Buttercups. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

A length of gold Simply Elegant Trim is looped between the layers before the top layer is raised using Dimensionals. This coordinates with the gold running through the DSP beautifully.

Finally, sequins from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack add a touch of sparkle.

Are you a fan of this DSP? I think it has to be one of my favourites from the Annual Catalogue.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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A Birthday Biggest Wish

Yesterday, my Annual Catalogue order arrived and in the big box were a few new items.

This Birthday card uses some of these new products.

Biggest Wish. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

My colour combination is three of the new In Colors of Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya and Polished Pink. They work really well together with Basic White.

I’ve used one of my stripe pattern designs to create the background. These stripe patterns are really great for using up any offcuts or for being economical with your cardstock!

The mixed In Color Cardstock pack is another great way of being more frugal with cardstock. They include a few sheets of each of the 5 colors, instead of having to purchase multiple packs.

Then, using the new Layering Diorama Dies I have cut the fabulous curvy shape.

Another new item, the Biggest Wish Stamp Set gave me the two words for the sentiment. I really like this Stamp Set as the sentiment can do a lot of the hard work for you, especially if you need a quick and easy card.

Biggest Wish. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, three Loose Flower Flourishes in the same In Colors are added. These don’t have any adhesive on the back, so you can attach them however you like. I chose to use Glue Dots.Biggest Wish. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The finished project reminds me of a dessert. Perhaps I’m just hungry!

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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