I have so loved seeing Melanie Muenchinger's creations with her "Just So Hippy" and "Just So Hoppy" sets...loved them so much, I *HAD* to buy them both. **wink**
Here's my first creation with the "Just So Hippy" set and I really, really like the way it turned out - what do you think?
I paper pieced the hippo, isn't she so cute??? Those balloons are a totally separate stamp, in fact, it's from the "Just So Hoppy" collection - both sets mix and match perfectly; Melanie is so creative!
The base card is creamy caramel layered with cameo coral and then some DP (got it from Michael's on sale...the BEST kind of paper - on sale).
I stamped my hippo friend on whisper white, stamped and colored 2 of the balloons. The middle balloon is paper pieced and then another paper pieced one, but it's mounted on dimensionals for that 3D effect. I mounted the hippo on the matching DP with polka dots, then onto chocolate chip (yep, still digging all things chocolate - lol); added chocolate satin ribbon and 3 dew drops on the right-hand side. I used the ticket punch a lot on this card too; love that punch!
Now to make it extra special, I made this "sorry I'm so behind" envelope; what a hoot! I only stamped the "rear" of the hippo and colored it in. Cracks me up!!!
I hope you've enjoyed this creation as much as I've enjoyed making it! The inside of the card reads "Hippy Birthday".
Thanks for peeking in; hope you're having a great week! Hugs, ~M.
PS - check back later this week as we'll take a look at a bunny rabbit's viewpoint?!?