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Monday, September 20, 2010

It is another {ippity} Hip Hop Monday!

What could be better than that to start the week off! ( okay well maybe a holiday Monday! tehe ;) )

So today the Challenge for our {ippity} Hop was to use the Fall colors Red, Yellow and Green.
And this is what I came up with! I hope you like it!

I used 2 different {ippity} stamp sets:
Quotes a'la Happy...for the Sun, birds and the checkered pattern behind the birds which in this picture is a little hard to see.
Fall for You...for the tree branch, birdcage and sentiment. Also for the oak leaves that I placed in the inside left page to hide the ink from the Copic markers that bleed thru the card stock.

One thing you may notice is the these birds are facing in reverse of what the stamp image really is. I wanted the birds to be looking up in the direction of the bird in the birdcage!
To do this I used a Mirror It! stamp.
At the time when I purchased it the retailer was Cornish Heritage farms, however they have closed their doors.
You stamp your image onto the rubber stamp and then stamp it onto your project, and you have the reverse of the image!

I used ranger distress inks as well as memento ink and clear embossing powder. The images were colored with Copics.
The card base is Husk from prismatics, and the images are stamped onto ivory pure luxury from GinaK designs. I did used pop dots behind the birds for dimension. The sparkle on the birdcage and the sentiment as well as the belly of the birds is from a clear star glitter pen.

Thank you for looking, and for all your sweet comments! They really do mean so much to me! :)

If you need any of the sets listed today or any of the other sets from {ippity} please allow me to help you! Just check my sale page and send my an e-mail, I will get back to you promptly!

Thank you and enjoy the rest of the Hop!

Blessings and Hugs,



  1. Hi Mary,

    Very nice card this is!! Love those cute little birds, and yes, it's better that one is looking up, great idea to do the mirroring!! Like a lot this card!


  2. love the card...all the stamps!

  3. So cute!! I've seen the mirror-it stamps before, but I've never actually seen anybody use one. Very cool!

  4. your card is so soft and pretty, mary! i'd never seen the mirror it technique-tfs!

  5. sooo sweet. commented on this in your gallery. it's really cute.

  6. Oh my this card is simply adorable!

  7. Love your card, so much ippity goodness all in one place :)

  8. What a great card. The rising sun looks awesome and I can almost hear the sweet song from that cute bird. Totally delightful!