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Friday, 19 August 2016

Hip Hip Hooray!

Good morning!

This card was inspired by the latest Cards in Envy challenge "Hip to be square".

I have done a step by step for this card so you'll be able to see how I got there with this one.

Started with my usual white piece of card and cut some squares of different sizes from post it notes.  Then simply stuck them randomly on the card and brushed black soot distress ink over the edges and then moved the pieces and brushed again as shown below.

You see lots of squares appearing before your eyes! Squares everywhere!  So you keep moving them and keep brushing!

Then I highlighted some boxes by drawing around them with a fine liner pen.

I stamped all the images (all from Clarity Stamp) in black versafine ink so I could get nice solid images - each one within a box and stamped the sentiment "Hip hip hooray!"  on a square piece of card, brushed that with the DI and stamped around that sentiment with a stamp from Creative Expressions.

Then mounted the artwork on a layer of white, then black card.

Happy with that, suitable for a masculine or feminine card or even a wonderful retirement card perhaps - look in to the card, do you see what I see? Sitting on a bench as a couple? Grandchildren playing perhaps? Walking the dog, children or even Grandchildren finding love and moving on in their lives or simply hands in the air - that's it, done that, it's time to retire! Yes, a perfect retirement card the more I look at it!!!! (Didn't see that when I was making it!!!!).

"Hip hip hooray" - it's hip to be square!

I would like to enter this card in to the Cards in Envy Hip to be square challenge.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xx


  1. A fantastic step x step tutorial Leanne! There are so many interesting things to look at in this.
    Dot x

  2. What a creative background for your card! And I just LOVE all the silhouette images! Thanks for playing with us over at Cards in Envy!

  3. Love the design of this card and the many squares! The background is fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy for our Hip to be Square card challenge.