I wanted to make a card for our great niece and a friend, but the card for my friend was on a memory card that disappeared, so I apologize, that card won’t be on video. The card base is 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ so the card is an A2 size card. I used 140 lb hot press watercolor paper for the hippo that is from Inky Antics in a set called Water Animals. I used a variety of watercolor pencils, all were brands I really like and detailed them in the video. I use a blender pen from Stampin’ Up to wet my watercolors. I cut out my hippo and adhered it to the inside of the card. I didn’t like the water, so cut it off. I used a black Sharpie and went around the edges of the hippo before adhering it, so that the sides of the thick paper can’t be seen.
I took my card base and started about one third from the top, and tore it toward me angling it down so that one side is longer than the other. I cut a piece of paper that matched the purple card base and lined it with another piece of paper that was 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 and adhered it to the top front of the card.
I put the sentiment “Hippo birthday to you” inside the card and attached the hippo beside the sentiment and added some music notes that came in the hippo set. I used black detail embossing powder and heat set it for the sentiment. I took a 1/4″ strip of paper that matches the polka dot paper on the front of the card and attached it inside the card on the bottom, laying it over a matching glitter washi tape. I used a white washi tape for the outside of my envelope and used a stamp I had made from DiscountRubberStamps.com. I paid $4.95 for the stamp and designed it and chose my own font. You are welcome to make one just like it if you want.