Oh my word, y’all!!! I am over the moon in love with these new cute hippos from Miss Ink Stamps. They are just the cutest and so are all the little extra critters that come with them to set your scenes. I had way too much fun playing with these guys!
I knew I wanted a full scene so I stamped extra of everything from Hippo Hooray and colored them with my copics. Then I used my scan-n-cut and cut everything out. I pulled out the slimline scalloped die from Trinity Stamps and cut a white panel. I masked off outside of the stitching lines and inked up the center for a little muted water scene with distress oxides in tumbled glass and weathered wood. I spritzed the panel with water, and flicked pearl watercolor and weathered wood distress oxide ink as well.
Then I started arranging my images how I wanted them. Once that was decided I stamped my sentiment with VersaFine onyx black ink. The seaweed and rocks are all adhered with liquid glue and the critters are all popped up with foam squares.
Finally, I moved on to finishing touches for the whole design. I added white gel pen accents to various images first. Then, I took some Stickles and added it to random seaweed leaves and fish fins. Finally, I added glossy accents to parts of the hippos and turtle for a little extra shine and interest.
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