Thursday, October 28, 2021

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

These adorable hippos are from a stamp set that was part of the Simon Says Stamp Stamptember event. I stamped and die cut several of them and have more ideas for them in the days to come. 

The first card is a basic scene with two hippos - they were coloured and adhered to a card front. I added a strip across the top that was wide enough for the sentiment and then placed flags underneath. The leaves and berries on the mistletoe have some added shimmer to them. 

The second card is a star shaker - the background paper looks all green but there are red berries scattered throughout the design. I added some "snow" inside the shaker on a background of snowflake patterned paper. The sentiment was added at the bottom and the hippo was placed beside the star. 

Products used are as follows:

Paper: Jingle All the Way (Echo Park), Holiday Stack, Evergreen Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, Scarlet Cardstock (all CTMH), Neenah Solar White Cardstock

Stamps: Hippo Holidays and dies (La La Land Crafts)

Inks: Intense Black (SSS)

Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Dies (GMD), Star Shaker Thin Cuts, Red Shimmer Brush, Clear Shimmer Brush, Holly Jolly Dots, Star Foam and Acetate, Christmas Red Stickles, Tri-Blend Markers (all CTMH), Craft Foam 



1 comment:

KT Fit Kitty said...

One of my favourite Christmas songs! I adore the old Christmas classics! Your cards are so cute, Alyson! The hippos are adorable!