Roman Hippos

Today we're sharing a card using a set called Roman Hippos.

Hippo Hooray Have An Absolutely Wonderful Birthday


  • A6 white card base (4" x 5.5" approx.) portrait
  • Stamp columns in black ink on to 10 cm x 14 cm white card and mask
  • Die cut large square aperture from mylar sheet to create reusable stencil
  • Position custom made stencil centrally on top of image and secure in place with washi tape
  • Ink blend background using mini ink blending tool and cloud outline stencil with blue ink for the sky
  • Remove mask and stencil, colour image with markers and add white highlight detail with marker pen
  • Manually draw the trees and paving
  • Adhere to card base using foam sheet cut to size and adhesive runner
  • Stamp hippo in black ink on to separate white card, colour with markers and add white highlight detail with marker pen
  • Cut out hippo with scissors and adhere to card with foam pads
  • Stamp sentiment in black ink
  • Stamp sentiment in watermark ink, sprinkle over white embossing powder and set with heat tool

    Thank you for looking and happy stamping!


    Clearly Besotted Supplies

    Other Supplies

    • Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities square dies
    • Mylar sheet 190 micron
    • Inkadinkado stamping mask paper
    • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
    • VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad
    • Versacolor Ink pads
    • Copic Sketch markers
    • Uni Posca PC-1MR white marker
    • Ranger mini ink blending tool
    • MISTI stamping platform
    • Washi tape, adhesive runner, white foam sheets


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    Those backgrounds are amazing and make these stamps even more fun. Besides…hippos in togas crack me up!


    So great to see the different occasions that this set is perfect for!

    Andre M.

    Love love love your hippo stamps. These are fab. Amazing backgrounds x


    Oh my goodness, these are so cute and so unique! LOVE the backgrounds and scenery that you used.


    Wow! I love hippos! Gorgeous seen! What inspiration!

    Lisa Lara

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