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Hippos in Love!

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Each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining  the Colour Creations Blog Hop to bring you creative inspiration showcasing our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order.

Week 13 – Cherry Cobbler

Tonight I have lots of Sale•a•bration items to share in this cute Hippos in Love card. I began with a Cherry Cobbler card base and I added the dots by creating a template with the Dots & Spots die. I lay this over the card front and used my Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends Marker. The only problem was that it bled through to the inside of the card, oops. You’ll see how I fixed that later. The white layer is cut with the Deckled Rectangle Dies, then I put my Wink of Stella into my Cherry Cobbler inkpad and using the lid, flicked it onto the card. It gives a beautiful shimmer effect. Using the Distressed Gold Specialty Paper, I die cut the poles and string (Tree Lot dies, SAB item #159938) and glued them to the card.

Hippest Hippos Saleabration card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia, Heart of Christmas 2022

The banner is created using the Alphabest Bundle (Alphabest stamp set and coordinating Best Label Punch) and added each one on a Dimensional.

The Hippest Hippos stamp set (SAB item #159921) are stamped in Black Memento ink and coloured using the following Blends Combo Markers; Cherry Cobbler, Gray Granite and the Colour Lifter. These are die cut using the coordinating Hippo dies (Saleabration item #159928) and added with Dimensionals. The solid hearts are also in this die set and cut from Cherry Cobbler card.

Hippest Hippos Saleabration card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia, Heart of Christmas 2022

Remember I said how the spots bled through from the front of the card, well I fixed it by creating a pop up and added the 3rd Hippo from the set holding another heart! I almost feel like he should be winking!!!!

Hippest Hippos Saleabration card by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia, 2022 Heart of Christmas

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12 thoughts on “Hippos in Love!”

  1. Too cute by half Kate. I love the way you used the banner from the tree lot dies to frame your gorgeous hippos. Your card just makes me smile.

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  2. Oh far out I have been trying not to get the hippos but your card is so cute! I love the banner and the way you have coloured the hippos and then the spotty back. Such a cute card and I love the wink of stella cherry cobbler sprinkles!

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  3. Such a cute Hippos card Kate. The hippos under the LOVE banner are adorable. Also love your background. Great idea to use Blends with a die cut mask. Looks amazing. I adore the pop up hippo inside the card – yes he should be winking. Xxx

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  4. Your hippos are gorgeous Kate and I love the LOVE banner. What? You put Wink of Stella into your Cherry Cobbler lid, don’t you end up with a sparkly ink pad? Great effect though

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  5. Kaste, this card is adorable I love you tips for adding the dots by creating a template with the Dots & Spots die, dipping the wink of stella pen into the ink pad and the way you solved the problem of the colour bleeding through. That pop up hippo inside is the best!

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  6. I really like the background you created, the “Love” banner, and the sweet Cherry Cobbler hearts, Kate. I can’t quite picture how you flicked the Wink of Stella from your inkpad, but the effect is pretty! This is a delightful card. x

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