As you may have guessed, with a name like HIPPOFROG Designs, there is a leaning towards both creatures at Chez HIPPOFROG! I’m obviously the frog fan, and my Husband likes hippos.
It was the hippo fan’s Birthday last week, so it only seemed right that I should use the Stamp Set and Dies in the Hippo Happiness Bundle to wish him a Hippo Birthday. Surprisingly, it’s favourite set in the Catalogue!
As HIPPOFROG is grey and green, I chose a colour combination of Gray Granite and Mossy Meadow, with White.
I stamped the sentiment from the Hippo Happiness Stamp Set multiple times in both colours, before darkening the centre slightly using a Sponge Dauber.
Layers for the central hippo to sit on are cut from the Hippo & Friends Dies. The sentiment shape is from the Tasteful Labels Dies.
Strings are stamped in readiness for the three die cut balloon shapes.
As I stuck the layers together, I used a length of Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim and a short length of Gray Granite between them.
Finally, a few small Pearls, coloured using Stampin’ Blends in Mossy Meadow add a touch more texture.
NB: I’ve used Whisper White in my project, which has now been replaced with Basic White. See this post for full details while I work through my supply.
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