Hi there! Anja here with a new inspiration card featuring the fun Hippos on Holiday set.

Summer is in full swing – so I wanted to create a little beach scene for my relaxing hippo.

For my sunset background, I did some ink blending with Distress Oxide Inks. I used Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral and Carved Pumpkin to achieve a warm-toned gradient. When everything was completely dry, I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Rainbow Script set.

Next, I blended together the Distress Oxides Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap to build a sandy hill. For some texture, I added water and ink splatters. I cut it with a curved die and popped it up with foam tape.

I colored the images with Copic markers and cut them out with the companion dies. To add some shine to the drink, I covered it with Glossy Accents.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a sunny day!