Good afternoon everyone! I’m back today to share a card I made for day 2 of Online Card Classes Wild Card class. I used a stamp set I bought ages ago but just haven’t gotten around to using…until now!! I think these dancing hippos are just the cutest thing EVER! Because it was my first time doing a pull-tab slider card, and there were so many pieces to it, it did take me a long time BUT I think it was completely worth it. And, I honestly think if I went making this card again, it would go a lot quicker!
First I stamped and coloured the sweet little hippos with my Copic markers. Then I cut them out as I don’t have the matching die set. Next I took all my elements and made a practice scene (on copy paper) to make sure everything was going to fit – and look good too! I find with these interactive cards, that is really the best way to not waste a load of good cardstock and supplies.
Since I didn’t have a die to make the stage scene, I googled images of curtains and marquee signs for inspiration. Then, I looked through my stash and found some stitched oval dies by My Favorite Things. I cut multiple ovals in several sizes (again, on copy paper) and started playing around with them until I came up with what I thought looked like a curtain.
I used a stitched rectangle die from Lawn Fawn and a small stitched oval die to make the marquee base. For all the stars I coloured a bit of the same yellow I used on the leaping hippo on some white cardstock. The larger of the stars is made from Lawn Fawn’s Cheery Christmas dies. For the smaller two, I didn’t have a die so I stamped on the back of the coloured side with a star stamp that is in Mama Elephant’s Unicorns & Rainbows stamp set. Then I used the stamp as a guide to cut it out by hand. The pull-tab star was made with a star punch. I coated all the stars with plenty of Wink of Stella to give them a bit of a sparkle! To make the lights around the outer edge of the marquee, I used a gold Crystal Drop by Nuvo. I love the Crystal Drops as they are self leveling so you can make any size of embellishment and it looks perfect! The sentiment uses two different stamp sets. ‘Just dance’ comes with the Trouble in a Tutu stamp set, along with lots of other cute dancing words!
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For the leaping hippo, I used Lawn Fawn’s Slide on Over dies to create the place she would leap – and when I attached the front piece to the back, I created a channel for my pull tab to go into. Lots of foam tape and multi medium matte later and I had a cute scene for my hippos!
I hope you guys enjoy this card as much as I do. I’m really proud of the creative thought and time I put into this. I learned my favourite part of making cards are really the labour intensive ones where I’ve got to figure things out. It really stretches my brain!
Bye for now!
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