Hippest Hippos Cooling Off - WooHoo!

by Joanne James20. July 2022 08:00

Today I'm sharing a card inspired by the colour palette over at Colour Inkspiration that used the Try Stamping On Tuesday sketch layout:

 May be an image of furniture and text that says "COLOUR nSPIRATION SPIRATION CHALLENGES #125 Sweet Sorbet Pacific Point Starry Sky Basic Gray"   

We are hoping for slightly cooler temperatures here in the UK today, but as the weather has been hotting up, I thought it was the perfect time for one of my 'Hippest Hippos' to cool off in the tub - take a look:


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

Hippest Hippos - Yes I have another hippo for you - my third this week! This time my hippo is complete with snorkel and mask and ready to dive into his shiny foil bathtub to cool off! I love the cute accessories that come with the Hippo Dies - you really can have your hippo your way! 

Amazing Phrasing - Another sentiment from the 'Amazing Phrasing' stamp set; I didn't stamp the inside of my card as I'm not sure which of the sentiments in the set I'm going to use, as I haven't yet decided who will be the recipient of this card and it can be tailored to suit. This is another Sale-A-Bration stamp set (free with a £90 purchase) that is so versatile and a definite keeper - yay for free product!

Bathtub Blues - I wasn't sure about the combination of Pacific Point and Starry Sky on this colour palette, but as it turns out they were the perfect pairing for a blended background for my cute bathing hippo. I combined both colours with my blending brushes, flicked the surface with my aquapainter and then layered my diecuts on top, including some Pacific Point water splashes, which I brushed with Wink of Stella for a sparkly shine:

This hippo definitely knows how to cool down the fun way! I took a delivery yesterday that came in a large polystyrene box. I promptly filled the empty container with cold water and sat with my feet in it for a much-needed cool down - it was glorious and the perfect way to recycle my packaging too!

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 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; my niece has her graduation day today so will be thankful for the slightly cooler temperatures as she dons her cap and gown I'm sure. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (4) -

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
7/20/2022 5:47:09 PM #

Dang, Joanne, I Love everything about this card!  First off, splashy hippo - yay!  I gotta start using those cool dies - the basin is perfect is silver!  Love your papers especially - our new In Colors are just so yummy, and your arrangements is spot on.  Last, BRILLIANT fussy cut of the sentiment!  I'm totally trying this!  Thanks so much for playing at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!

Laurie L Unger
Laurie L UngerUnited States
7/22/2022 7:47:40 PM #

Super cute! I hope you all are keeping cool during your heat wave. Be safe and thanks for playing over at TSOT.

Donna K Scholz
Donna K ScholzUnited States
7/22/2022 9:35:15 PM #

Joanne, I could use a silver tub and snorkel here in Idaho, too.. we're in the 100's for the next week! Love the colors you chose for your card; the two blues and silver go really well together!! Thank you for your "cool" card and the creativity that went into creating such a sweet project using our Try Stampin' n Tuesday sketch!!! -Donna

AnnaUnited States
7/23/2022 2:37:23 PM #

Your card is so cute! I love that hippo and all the fun details you have included--the flowers, the splashes of water, and the fun patterned paper and red matte layer that brought the whole thing together. Thank you for joining us for this challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Anna, TSOT Design Team

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