Simple Hipster cards

To brighten a rainy summer day I took out the fun Hipster stamp set by Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous and started stamping and coloring the cool characters. My plan was to color with alcohol markers (in this case I used Promarkers), so I stamped the images with black Memento ink on heavy white cardstock. Once the coloring was finished I cut out the images around the edges: I do have the matching Sizzix die sets, too, but this time I only used the dies for cutting the eyewear.

When cutting I did not pay too much attention on the fine image details on the edges; I catched the fine fur and feather lines by re-stamping the image directly on the background and gluing the fuzzy cut image on top. Simple trick easing the fuzzy cutting in case you don't want to leave a thin border around the image.

The splash background is cut with a Sizzix / Pete Hughes die from a couple of years back (Paint Splats, #662670). The larger splat image was not as wide as I needed it to be for my horizontal card, so I had to stretch it a bit by cutting it into two and leaving a blank gap behind the Hipster Goat. Problem solved!

All backgrounds are super simple, utilizing pieces of scrap papers I had on my crafting table. Card bases are standard white folded ones.

I try to always keep some all-occasion cards available in my stash. Usually they are without text, and often I add the greeting once I know for which occasion the card will be used.

Hope they inspire you, thanks for stopping by!

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