Here’s a fun project that’s been in the making for quiet some time. Two years ago near Valentines I found a Hallmark card that was absolutely perfect. It was one of the motion and sound cards and when it was opened, there was a hamster bouncing on a hip-hop ball. I had to buy it just so I could use it with Polka Dot Pals Sally… also on her hip-hop ball.
There’s loads of pictures in this post plus a little video at the end too. Lot’s of eye-candy! The sentiment was created using Chipboard Embellishments from Make it Crafty, colored with a black Copic marker and then some Sparkles glitter glue was added on top.
Polka Dot Pals Sally was colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Copic markers. The hair, clothes, and polka dots are with the pencils then I did the skin and ball with the markers. I did this mainly because I wasn’t near my pencils but also because I wanted a soft looking skin.
The card opens from the left and just the grass part opens so the image can be seen when open or closed. The Hallmark card was cut apart and I kept the components together. I then took two layers of cardboard and cut a center hole just large enough for the innards. Here’s what it looks like after I wrapped black cardstock around the back and over the edges.
I also salvaged the pink bouncing marks from the Hallmark card and used them on the inside of the card. Here’s what the card looks like when it’s open.
Are you ready for the video? This is just five seconds on Polka Dot Pals Sally bouncing on her ball with mad-giggle sounds. It’s actually really funny to listen to and a lovely surprise when it’s opened. Bounce!