Happy Hippo

Happy Independence Day!!

Here's hoping that you have a fun safe holiday!

Here's a sweet Hippo from 
Sandra Caldwell to help celebrate
for the 4th of July
You can find her Etsy Store here

1. I started out stamping the flags for the background 
2. then using a stencil for the fireworks, which were 
watercolored and outlined with a fine line pen.
3. Next I watercolored the flags
4. Stamp the sentiment
5. Attach Hippo
Now I love sparkle just like anyone
6. Stickles to center of fireworks and whink of Stella
to stars on the flags
7. Add punched blue stars
Copic Markers
Deep Red ~ Flag Stamps
Sandra Caldwell ~ Hippo
Ranger ~ Distressed Inks, Stickles
Whimsy ~ Fireworks Stencil
Creative Memories ~ Star Punch
SU ~ Card Stock

Sharing with:
Sweet Stampin' ~ Holidays
CMH Color Dare #401 ~ Inspiration Board
Simply Create Too #126 ~ Red, White & Blue


  1. Nice! Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare.

  2. Love your celebration card, the layout is beautiful and so full of fun. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

  3. Terrific patriotic card - love that little hippo! Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare :)

  4. Wonderful patriotic card, love the hippo and the starbursts. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

    Faith A My blog

  5. What a fantastic patriotic card!! Thank you for joining us at Color Dare!

  6. Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too Challenge this time and good luck :)


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