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Sunshine Hippo Splash

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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 16 – Crushed Curry

Crushed Curry is certainly not my favourite yellow colour, as I find it a bit dark and hard to use. I wanted to add some much needed sunshine to our lives, as it’s been very cold and wet Winter here in Melbourne. Using the Rays of Light stamp set with the Stamparatus, I began inking and stamping onto Basic White card a couple of times to get a more even coverage. I felt it was a little too big and so cropped it with one of the Deckled Rectangle dies and another to cut the Crushed Curry matt layer. These are glued together and adhered to the card base (Tea Boutique Cards & Envelopes).

Just look how much fun this hippo is having, splashing water everywhere!!!

Sunshine Hippo Splash card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022

The hippo is stamped in Memento Black ink and coloured using Stampin’ Blends Combo Markers; Smoky Slate & Medium Combo. The snorkel and water are die cut from Tahitian Tide cardstock. The sentiment (Charming Sentiments Bundle) is stamped and die cut using the coordinating dies. This is added with Dimensionals, as it the Tub, cut from Distressed Gold Specialty paper. Doesn’t it give a lovely rusty/distressed look?!!

I couldn’t resist adding some bubbles spilling over the side and I did this using the Pearlized Enamel Effects Basics White.

Hippo splashing in Sunshine by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2022 SAB

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you can join me next week for inspiration using Daffodil Delight.

Please hop along to our next participant, Rachel Woollard and enjoy her wonderful colour inspiration.

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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

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you can join me next week for inspiration using Coastal Cabana!

Please hop across to our next participant and enjoy the wonderful inspiration of Amie!

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Hippest Hippo U Fold Window card

Today’s fancy fold card is a ‘U Fold Window’ style card using the Sale•a•bration items, Hippest Hippo stamp set (#159921), Hippo dies (#159928) and Silver & Gold Specialty Designer Series Paper (#159941). Each of these items can be earned free with any $90+ product order. Select all 3 items with a $270 product order during Sale•a•bration (now through to 31 August 2022)!

I adore the Lights Aglow Specialty Designer Series Paper and this particular piece reminded me of those beautiful curtains at the theatre! I also added a strip of Cherry Cobbler card at the top opening of the window (Basic Borders dies).

U Window Fold card using Stampin Up Hippest Hippos Saleabration 2022 by Kate Morgan, Australia inside

Thick Basic White Card Base: 19.5cm x 10.5cm; score at 2.5cm & 5cm from each end.
Thick Basic White Card Front: 14.5cm x 10.5cm Adhere the DSP before cutting the window (the largest square die from the Stylish Shapes dies).

The Silver & Gold Specialty DSP was cut for the interior with a small piece of the wood grain paper (retired In Good Taste DSP) at the bottom acting as the stage floor for my little ballerina.

U Window Fold card using Stampin Ups Hippest Hippos Saleabration 2022 by Kate Morgan, Australia

Memento Black ink was used to stamp the hippo image and she’s coloured using the Stampin’ Blends Combo Markers; Gray Granite, Melon Mambo, 900/1000 Light Combo.

U Fold Window card using Stampin Up Hippest Hippos Saleabration 2022 by Kate Morgan, Australia close up

The hippo is raised with a small strip of window sheet folded into a square and mounted behind. This allows for her to appear in mid-air, and so the card can fold to the right so it folds flat to fit in a standard C6 envelope!

The sentiment is white heat embossed onto a label die cut with one of the Fabulous Frames dies.

U Fold Window card using Stampin Up Hippest Hippos Saleabration 2022 by Kate Morgan, Australia

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you can join me on Monday for some Christmas inspiration!

2022 JD SAB CoverTo see the exclusive products you can earn this Sale•a•bration season, browse our digital brochure. Remember to take a look at the coordinating products from the July–December 2022 Mini Catalogue you can pair with your Sale•a•bration steals!

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