Hi everyone, today I am sharing the card I have wanted to make from the moment I saw the Hippest Hippos and Hippo dies in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. I loved the little dancing hippo and wanted to make a spinner card! So fun!
To start, stamp one of the hippos from the Hippest Hippos stamp set on Basic White cardstock. Next position, your Silicone Craft Sheet inside your Stamparatus. Add the stamp to the Stamparatus, ink it up and stamp it onto the Silicone Craft Sheet. You can repeat this as often as necessary to get a lovely dark colour. Be careful not to press too hard as you don’t want to warp the image. Once happy take another piece of Basic White cardstock and gently press it on top of the Silicone Craft Sheet. Carefully lift up the cardstock and you should have a pretty decent image.
Colour the images with Watercolour Pencils. I went over the top of my colouring with just a tiny amount of water to blend the pencil. I also coloured another piece of cardstock with just the pink pencil and added water to this too. Once everything was dry, I used the dies from the Hippo die set and die cut out the hippos as well as the hearts. To line up the reverse image, I held the paper up to a light source and secured the die in place with a piece of Post-It Note tape.
Next, I created a card base from Thick Basic White cardstock. I also cut two panels of regular Basic White cardstock smaller than the card base. On one of the panels, I used my Blending Brushes to add some Flirty Flamingo ink to the centre. I wanted this to show through to the front. I adhered this inside the card.
Using a circle die from the Stylish Shapes die set, I die cut the front of the card as well as the second panel. I made sure to line this panel up before die-cutting as I wanted to use it to hide my fishing line. Once this was die-cut, I added some fishing line to the back of the hippo die-cut piece and then added the reversed image to the back. I then tightened this piece and adhered it to the backing panel and then glued this to the inside of the card. This piece has the double feature of holding the fishing wire in place and hiding the fishing wire too.
For the sentiment, I stamped it in Versamark on Smoky Slate cardstock and then white heat-embossed it. I die-cut it with the Stylish Shapes dies. I added some Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and popped it up on the front of the card. I also added the hearts I had die-cut earlier. I finished by adding Wink of Stella to the hearts and the pink elements of the hippo. I then flicked Wink of Stella so that it covered my card front and gave it a little soft shimmer. So pretty! I covered the hippo and sentiment as I didn’t want them covered in the shimmer.
Here’s the card…
This is such a fun technique. The fishing line I used was too heavy but it still spins. I’d recommend using a really fine fishing line. It works so much better.
All of the supplies you need to create your card can be found in my online store.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great day!