3D Winter Hippos ♡ La-La Land Crafts

Hello friends!  This week's theme at La-La Land Crafts is to make it 3D!  I decided to make a multi-layered Shadowbox style card using the Forest layering dies for my opening on the front two layers, but I turned it sideways, so I could have a vertical opening. 

All layers were cut from white cardstock then ink blended with Distress and Distress Oxide inks.  There's a 1/2" between each of the 3 layers.  I cut the front layer 8-1/2" x 6" and scored the longest edge at 1/2" and 1-1/2" on each end.   The front (when folded) is 6" x 5-1/2".  The middle layer was cut to 6" x 6-1/2" and scored at 1/2" on each of the longer edge. And the back was cut at 6" x 5-1/2" 

I used Distress Oxide inks for the very back layer to create light from the lamp post and some pretty blues and purple for a night sky.  After I inked the front 2 layers, I sprayed them with Dylusions Shimmer Spray in Vibrant Turquoise and Fresh Lime.  

The trees are from the Christmas Tree w/ Trimmings Die Set, I just didn't use the trimmings die.  To help stabilize the lamp post, I cut a piece of thick acetate and put it behind the "windows" of the lamp and the strip extends behind the trees where I glued it.   

These hippos are the cutest, aren't they?! This was alot of fun to create.  I hope you'll join in the fun this week by making a 3D project and sharing with us in our FB Fan Group!  

Hippos - E40, 41, 31, 25, R00; BG45 
Greens - YG03, 17, 25
Purples - RV63; V12 
Greys - N0, 02
Yellow - Y11, 23

Ranger Dylusions Shimmer Spray:
Fresh Lime, Vibrant Turquoise 

Squeezed Lemonade 
Wild Honey 
Salty Ocean 
Villainous Potion 
Chipped Sapphire  
Mowed Lawn 
Twisted Citron 
Peacock Feathers

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WOW Kris, this is stunning love your colour use and all the dimension you have achieved - well done