This card was recreated after seeing this card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1639793?si=pun%20fun&perpage=12&thumbsonly=0&thumbcheck= I made some changes and made it my own. I loved her choices as far as combination of Sweet Pea DSP papers and the Scalloped Circle. My changes were minor but they do make it different. I rounded half of the corners. My scalloped circle is larger. I used the Scalloped Circles Die for the Big Shot and then used a circle maker to make the middle sized circle. The inside circle was made using the Circles #2 die. I didn't have the striped Pumpkin Pie ribbon so I used a Turquoise stitched ribbon that I had around. I used Playground Buttons instead of cordoroy (I don't have the cordory ones yet!) and threaded them with pumpkin pie card stock. Cool trick I learned from Andrea Walford on youtube. I did some faux stitching too with the Signo White Gel Pen.
The card stock I used is Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White and Taken with Teal. The stamp set is Pun Fun which is a great versatile set! Something for almost any occasion in that set so it's a great starter set for someone new to stamping! I colored the hippo using watercolor pencils and water colored it for a nice subtle shading effect. This was after 3 or 4 attempts at coloring it with markers and a blender pen. This worked the best for me! Thanks for looking! Please rate and email me if you have questions or want to order!