Have you heard of Fiona the hippo? She was born prematurely at the Cincinnati Zoo, weighing only 24 pounds. Now she is a thriving, healthy hippopotamus who loves the camera!
I’m dedicating my card to Fiona. She is such an inspiration and I think the sentiment I selected is perfect for her!
I started creating my card by doing some ink smooshing with the latest Distress Oxide Ink, Salvaged Patina. It’s such a pretty color and I thought it was a nice color for water. Next, I stamped the hippo and leaf images from The Rabbit Hole Designs, Hippo Botanical with Momento Tuxedo black ink and colored everything with Copic Markers. I really love how Fiona turned out💗 I fussy cut all of the images so I could “float” them in the water. I die cut my inked background with a stitched rectangle and adhered it to a side-folding A2 card base. I decided I wanted to die cut some letters to spell out “ be you tiful”. Next, I decided where everything was going to be placed, so I could stamp the sentiment from the Turtle Botanical stamp set. I adhered my leaves and letters and then worked on my card flap. I wanted the pretty hippo to hide the sentiment for a little surprise.