How cute is this hippo though?! I love how it turned out!
The card is about 8 1/2"x4 3/4" (just a little bit smaller). I used Cricut Craft Room to design this using "Wild Card" for the shaped base, "ZooBalloo" for the hippo, "George and Basic Shapes" for the stars, and "Just a Note" for the sentiment.
The card base, is on page 53 of the "Wild Card" handbook. I cut it from the light purple card stock, then cut a piece of white card stock at 8"x3" to put behind the open space of the word bubble. I rounded the corners of the white piece and embossed it with the a Darice Embossing folder called Assorted Stars.
The stars are all from "George and Basic Shapes," page 115 of the handbook. The three largest are 2," 1 1/2," & 1 1/4." The smallest one is 3/8," sized that way so that it would fit in the letter "a" of the sentiment. The sentiment can be found on page 58 of the "Just a Note" handbook. It was cut at 2."
The stars and sentiment were adhered right to the card base. Since I adhered everything down before remembering that I wanted to stamp a sentiment around the edge I masked off the stars, then did my stamping. The stamp is from Scrappy Moms Stamps, the Furry Friends set.
The hippo is on page 89 of the "ZooBalloo" handbook. It was cut at 3 1/2." I used the hide contour feature in Cricut Craft Room to hide the eyes and stamped on some Peachy Keen ones. They are from the Sweet and Silly Face Assortment. I used a white gel pen to accent the eyes and grey gel pen to add a little detail to the hippo's chin. I adhered the hippo with foam tape. I used yellow Stickles on the edges of the stars (and the whole star for the smallest one) and covered the hippo's eyes and nostrils with diamond glaze.
I made this for the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut: use the colors purple, yellow, & grey
My Sheri Crafts: use at least two stars
My Craft Spot: shaped cards