Zoo Crew Ballet Dancing Hippo Birthday Card PP646

by Joanne James25. June 2023 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Claire to host this week and she has my favourite, a sketch challenge for us to work with:


I decided to share another of the fun animals from the Zoo Crew designer paper on my card this week; this time it's the turn of the ballet-dancing hippo for a sweet birthday card for a little girl - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I used a base layered with some retired Country Floral Lane designer paper which picked up on the Petal Pink of the hippo's tutu, then inspired by the challenge over at SUO Challenges I decided I would delve into my ribbon stash and use the verticals for a double trim of beautiful Pool Party satin ribbon (the one I've used is retired but I've linked to a current equivalent below) and tied with a statement bow. I coloured my hippo with Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends then fussy cut her and added her to my card:

A diecut sentiment from the 'Charming Sentiments' stamp set completes my card. I just love this Zoo Crew paper for fussy cutting - you can create so many different cards with the characters featured.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

Enjoy your day; it's forecast to be super hot here in the UK today, so I will be taking it easy I think! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (12) -

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
6/25/2023 1:06:47 PM #

Joanne, this is just the cutest!!!!  I love how you used the ribbon and bow for the vertical element!  You know I am a hippo lover, too!  Such a FUN card--certain to bring a smile to its recipient!  Thank you for making my sketch shine!!!!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
6/25/2023 2:16:13 PM #

This is absolutely adorable, Joanne! I love the ribbon treatment. I was truly trying to resist this stamp set, but after seeing this card, it has moved to the top of my list. I love Petal Pink and Pool Party together.  Have a wonderful week!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
6/26/2023 7:10:18 AM #

Oh that's just adorable Joanne! Love  it!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
6/26/2023 8:54:34 PM #

What a sweetie! The vertical ribbons is such a great way to interpret the sketch and the bow adds an extra touch of luxury.

Fran Wing
Fran WingUnited States
6/27/2023 6:35:17 PM #

HA HA HA! Ever since seeing the movie "Fantasia" as a child I get a chuckle out of the idea of hippos with tutus and ballet slippers! This is a great interpretation of Claire's sketch. I love the ribbons and little pearl on her waistband!
Xoxo, Fran

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
6/28/2023 6:16:31 AM #

That sweet hippo is an instant day-brightener! Especially that little fancy flower accent with the pearl detail. Love how you featured the ribbon in the sketch. You just reminded me that I haven’t opened this ribbon yet. It’s sooo pretty!

Tammy Fite
Tammy FiteUnited States
6/28/2023 11:23:27 AM #

Just beautiful!!  Love the hippo--sure makes you smile!  and your bow is perfect!!!  Thanks for sharing with us at SUOC!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
6/29/2023 12:46:30 AM #

Oh my gosh, this little hippo just makes me SMILE!  LOVE the colors, and that beautiful ribbon adds the perfect touch!

jaydeeUnited States
6/30/2023 3:49:07 PM #

Joanne, this is absolutely adorable.  Your little tutu wearing hippo looks so happy and I love her paired with the fabulous background DSP and bow.  Great use of the sketch

Ida P. Krause
Ida P. KrauseUnited States
7/1/2023 4:23:08 AM #

What a sweet card.  The little ballerina hippo is cute and I love the use of the ribbon for the striped portion of the sketch.

Angel Shaver
Angel ShaverUnited States
7/4/2023 12:07:38 AM #

I love that ballerina hippo and the paper and soft ribbon is a perfect background

Cindy Coutts
Cindy CouttsUnited States
7/4/2023 1:52:05 PM #

Another beautiful card, Joanne! Great coloring. Thank you for joining us at SUOChallenges.com and hope that we see you again for our new challenge today.

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