Is there anything sweeter than a smiley hippopotamus? Hippos might be vicious, deadly creatures in the wild, but they certainly are adorable when put into cartoon form – and none are cuter than the hippo in Stampin’ Up!’s Hippo Happiness Bundle, new in the 2020 Annual Catalog. Here’s my simple card that features great elements from the new stamp set and coordinating dies that should definitely be on your wish list (if you haven’t already ordered it):
- Hippo Happiness Bundle. There are so many elements to the Hippo Happiness Bundle that make it spectacular. If you haven’t really looked at it yet, I challenge you to click on the photo below and study the cute images, fun sentiments and versatile dies included in the Hippo Happiness Bundle: I love the stitched frame that creates the home for the sentiment and hippopotamus on my card. I also used one of these dies to frame the sentiment on yesterday’s card – you can see that card here. So versatile!
- Stamping the Hippo. Again, how adorable is this hippo? There are two stamps in the set that are used together to build this sweet guy. One of the stamps is the full shape of the hippo, and the other fills in his body, leaving the face and tail untouched. Here’s a closer look:And here’s how I stamped him (using my Stamparatus to line him up perfectly):
- I stamped his full body with Petal Pink.
- I stamped his head and body with Flirty Flamingo, stamping it directly over the Petal Pink image.
- With Memento Tuxedo Black, I stamped his face.
- I smiled, admiring his adorableness when I was done.
- Fun Color Combination. Even though the pink hippo and yellow banner are highlights on this card, it’s the backdrop of Pool Party, Misty Moonlight and Just Jade that make me so happy. Such a beautiful blend of blues and greens. I cropped the focal die twice – once with Pool Party for the base and once with Just Jade that I snipped and layered on top of the Pool Party cutout. If you like this mix of Pool Party, Misty Moonlight and Just Jade as much as I do, please save this for future reference:
Bundles: Hippo Happiness Stamp Sets: Hippo Happiness Papers: Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Daffodil Delight, Thick Whisper White Inks: Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Memento Tuxedo Black Accessories: Hippo & Friends Dies, Tailored Tag Punch (for banner tips), Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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