Colour Combo - Zoo Babies Rhino Party Animal Birthday Card

by Joanne James1. April 2016 08:00

Happy Friday everyone and April Fools Day! Sale-A-Bration is over for another year and the end of the week is here - although this week has been much more laid back than usual; I do love school holidays! Today I have a fun card for this week's challenge over at Less is More, where the theme is to include polka dots on your card. I immediately thought about my Zoo Babies stamps, as a number of these animals have polka dots in their patterns. Here is my card:

I wanted to make a fun birthday card rather than a baby congratulations card this week - so tied a polka dot balloon to him! Here's the low-down on today's card:

Seeing Spots - If you look closely, the horns of my cute rhino have a polka dot pattern. The giraffe in this set is much more spotty, but I could resist the rhino :-) To ensure that polka dots were a clear feature of my card, I used some stripped jute ribbon to tie a balloon punched from Real Red Brights Designer Series Paper and punched with my balloon punch to the back of my party animal.

Party Animal - No party is complete without a party hat, right? My rhino is sporting one that he borrowed from the dinosaurs in the 'No Bones About It' stamp set. The 'happy birthday' sentiment on the front of my card is from the 'Balloon Builders' stamp set and is paired on the inside of my card with another great sentiment from this set 'Party Animal' - my rhino totally knows how to celebrate!

Tip Top Colour Combo - I chose Tip Top Taupe for my rhino today - warmer than grey yet still a true colour for this fun fella. I paired it with Bermuda Bay and Real Red for a pop of colour on my CAS card - here's my colour combo for you to save to use too:


I hope you like it - this is one of those cards that make me smile and I've been desperate to share all week!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I'm also linking my card up today with the team over at SUO Challenges where the current theme is 'cute critters'. My rhino may not be warm and fluffy, but I think you'd have to agree he is definitely cute!!

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (12) -

EstherUnited Kingdom
4/1/2016 10:37:17 AM #

What a fun card! I love the rhino (he really does know how to party!) and the dotty balloon adds the perfect 'pop'. Fab!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/1/2016 1:31:12 PM #

Absolutely adorable!


SidUnited Kingdom
4/1/2016 6:38:49 PM #

Fab Card !


ChrissieUnited Kingdom
4/1/2016 8:53:47 PM #

The balloon holding up the rhino really made me smile Joanne!
What a fun card!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"


SarahUnited Kingdom
4/1/2016 11:18:39 PM #

That's just one clever, striking, awesome and neat card Joanne!
Perfect polka and CAS creation as always. Thanks for sharing and playing along at Less is More this week.


Mary Davidson
Mary DavidsonUnited States
4/2/2016 1:47:02 AM #

Very cute card, Joanne.  I love your color palette and that balloon sends it straight to party mode.  Thanks for inspiring!


susanUnited States
4/2/2016 3:59:16 AM #

So cute!  Love it.  Thanks for sharing at Less is More!


Julie Gearinger
Julie GearingerUnited States
4/4/2016 1:14:41 AM #

Wow, this is so cute!! Love the rhino with the fun hat and balloon- thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges Smile


Anita Bowden
Anita BowdenUnited Kingdom
4/5/2016 8:41:19 PM #

Fantastic card, Joanne.  Great colours which are perfect for a unisex card.  So cute and fun too.
Apologies for the late visit!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More


Julia Quinn
Julia QuinnAustralia
4/10/2016 11:32:27 AM #

Yep, he sure is a cutie!!  Loving the balloon tied around his middle - that's an awesome idea!!  So glad you joined the fun at SUO!


Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
4/10/2016 12:49:09 PM #

This is BEYOND adorable, Joanne!  I love the balloon tied around his waist!  Thanks for playing along with SUO Challenges this time!


Karen Barber
Karen BarberUnited States
4/11/2016 1:26:30 AM #

What an awesome critter card!!! Entirely too cute!!!! Thanks for playing along in the SUO challenge!!


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