The Latin word "hippopotamus" is derived from the ancient Greek, meaning "horse of the river". Most of us have most likely seen them in zoos rather than in their native habitat - lakes and rivers throughout the African jungle.
A panel of cork was adhered to the white card base then another panel of patterned paper with safari Jeeps in various colors was adhered. The oval frame was die cut from cork and the solid oval was cut from blue DSP that coordinates with the blue Jeeps. The leaves were stamped in three shades of green and fussy cut. The image was stamped in gray ink, colored with Copics and die cut.
This card is being submitted to:
1. Cardz 4 Guyz #169
(Theme: Jungle Fun)
2. Watercooler Wednesday #119
3. City Crafter #362
4. Try Stamping on Tuesday Sketch #322
5. Seize the Birthday
(Opt: Creatures & Animals)
Techniques: Stamping, coloring, die cutting, fussy cutting
Stamps: Paper Smooches "Huge Hugs" & Crafter's Companion "A Taste of India" (leaves)
Inks: Stampin' Up! Basic Gray, Garden Green, Old Olive, Lucky Limeade; Copic markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White
Paper: Echo Park "Jungle Safari"
Dies: Paper Smooches "Huge Hugs"
Misc.: DCWV Cork; Stampin' Up! Dimensionals foam tape
Hi Melanie, what a lovely mixture of colours and texture! That little hippopotamus of yours is more like a pony of the river. He certainly looks as if he just wants to make friends. Love the Designer paper with those jeeps and, of course, the cork. What a lot of interest that adds to your card! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.ReplyDelete
What a lovely, bright, fun card! Thanks for sharing at Cardz 4 Guyz.ReplyDelete
So cute! Love your little hippo and the fern images behind him are perfect! Great colors and design. :)ReplyDelete
Hee hee! This is such a fun creation! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!!ReplyDelete
Great card, Melanie! Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.ReplyDelete
A wonderful bright and happy fun card. Loving your design. Thanks for sharing at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT.ReplyDelete
OMG this is absolutely adorable!!!! What a fun card! And definitely a great take on the masculine challenge! I love everything about this! Thanks for joining us this week on Watercooler Wednesday!ReplyDelete
Such a fun and fab take on our theme; Your hippo is definitely the eye-catcher:) Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!ReplyDelete
Ha-ha-cute!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday challenges!ReplyDelete
Super cute Hippo card and wonderfully colored! Love the added greenery too! Thanks for being with us over at Seize the Birthday!ReplyDelete
Great Card! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Sian.ReplyDelete
What a fun card, Melanie! Lots of lovely colors, and a very different take on hippopotami! Your research on their coloring really paid off! Thank you for sharing your talents with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday! -DonnaReplyDelete
What a cutie!! I haven't inked this guy up yet... love him! Great card!ReplyDelete