Dancing Hippo card

This card is already getting a lot of attention and “likes” on both Instagram and Youtube. Let me share it here…

The adorable Hippo is from an upcoming SAB (Sale-abration!) promotion. Yes, you can have Hippest Hippos as a free gift with a $50 purchase. But don’t stop there! You are going to want the coordinating Dies – also available for free with a $50 purchase.

I created the card base with Petal Pink card stock (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″), then a folded layer of Real Red (3 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″). The DSP is from a retired pack (it had lipstick, and heels and purses) but you can use what you have. You’ll need one piece that is 3″ x 4″ and then 2 pieces that coordinate, 1″ x 4″. Grab some scrap white, real red and petal pink (or whatever colors match your creation).

I stamped the Hippo on white cardstock and colored with Stampin’ Blends (smoky slate, petal pink, flirty flamingo) and colored her tutu with Wink of Stella glimmer pen. I used the coordinating die to cut it out. The words, you can see, were stamped on white card stock and then circle-layers underneath to make it fancy.

I added some flower and heart die-cuts for effect and then……the Wobble!!! This is the small mechanism that allows my Hippo Dancer to wiggle and DANCE. These are found at Amazon, and here is the link to those: https://amzn.to/3yppmyB

Last step is to add those ever-so-cute rhinestones to the flowers on the front. This card was made for my granddaughter, who had her Dance recital on Saturday, but I’ll be making more of these for sure!!

You can watch the whole video it on my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWXTo-niNvE&lc=UgxZf86jdty8-BTsyX54AaABAg

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