I'm back with Day 3 of my Hippest Hippos projects! All week, I'll be sharing projects made using two of our FREE Sale-a-Bration products: the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set and the Hippo Dies. You can earn each of these products FREE when you place an order of $50 or more!
I said in yesterday's post that today's hippo was my favorite because of the color (Gray Granite.) But, she's also my favorite because she's just so stinking' cute!
Every ballerina, of course, needs a stage, so I created an easel card with a stage for this ballerina hippo using both the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set and Hippo Dies. The stage curtains are made using the "wave" die from the Hippos Dies!
My card base started with a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock, scored and folded at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2". I added a layer of Basic White (4-1/8" x 5-3/8") and floral DSP (4" x 5-1/4"). I adhered these layers to just the bottom half of the card front (below the score line) so that it could be propped open.
For the stage, I started with a 3" x 4" piece of Basic White. I added a bit of a spotlight behind the hippo by applying Daffodil Delight ink with a Blending Brush.
Next, I adhered a 1/2" x 3" piece of Basic Black for the stage, then matted the whole panel with a 3-1/8" x 4-1/8" piece of Basic Black. The top of the curtain is a 1" x 3" piece of DSP and the side panels are each 1/2" x 4". I used the "wave" die to cut the bottom edge of all of the curtain pieces.
I colored the hippos with Gray Granite Stampin' Blends, gave them coordinating tutus and added them to the stage with Stampin' Dimensionals.
To prop an easel card open, you need to include an element inside the card that is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals. I stamped the "You're Always on Point" sentiment on a scrap of Basic White, then die-cut it with one of the banners from our new Stylish Shapes Dies.
Aren't they just adorable? They are my favorite hippo cards of the week! However, my FAVORITE project that I created uses the Hippo Stamp Set in a very unexpected way. Check back here tomorrow to see what else I have up my sleeve for this week! ;)
Don't forget-you can get all of the dimensions for this card PLUS watch me create it in my Hippest Hippos FREE Online Card Class! This, and all of my past classes, are available in my Free Online Card Classes Facebook Group. Simply visit the group, click on Media, then Events. You'll see each card class listed and can watch the replays at any time!
Click on the product links below to get all of the supplies that I used for today's cards!