Hi there friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here today with a fun project I made using the Lawn Fawn “Hippo Birdie” stamp set and the Lawn Fawn “Ocean Wave Accents” Die. Both of these products are available in the Scrapping For Less Shop.
To make this project I took the Ocean Waves die and used it on my image 3 times in a diagonal from bottom left to top right. I then used my Tim Holtz Travel Platform and stamped the Hippo stamp 3 times with Nuvo Metro Grey ink on Grey Cardstock. I then stamped the Birdie 2 times in Memento Dandelion Yellow on yellow cardstock. I used the matching dies to cut the Hippos and Birdie’s out. I affixed the hippo’s in the cuts using double stick tape on the back. I then layered that panel on a piece of SnoCone Cardstock, cut to size, rounded the corners then did the same with a panel of Night Shift Blue cardstock, again trimmed to size and rounded the corners. My final panel was white that I had a little fun with Broken China Distress Oxide and a blending sponge. The “Hippo Birdie To You” is stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink.
So late July my husband and I took a day and visited Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL. It is less than an hour from home and we haven’t been since January 2010, it was time. One of my favorite parts of the day was watching this Hippo, he was swimming around his pool having a blast with a tree branch pulling it from one end of the pool to the other and back again. This is the inspiration for my project.