Hey everyone! Happy Saturday! How was your week? My week was pretty fun and full of lots of social activities and lots of crafting! Did you see that the reveal of the new Papertrey Ink products has started over on the official PTI Blog? The March release is huge and I can't wait to show you my projects in a few days! It has been such a whirlwind of crafting and creating - in the best possible way. I am delighted to be part of the PTI crew, and launching my first new release with them. Stay tuned! If you want to catch up on what's been revealed so far....CLICK HERE! There is a lot more to come!
I have also been trying to color every day as part of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge put on by Kathy Racoosin! YAY! Are you coloring every day? I'm trying, but not quite making it every day. The card I'm sharing today came about because I had colored these sweet hedgie images the other night...And I had to put them on a card. I love MFT stamps and I love hedgehogs - so this Happy Hedgehogs set was perfect for me. (Fun fact - I actually used to have a pet hedgehog and her name was Emma!) I used one of the sweet sentiments and this ended up being a friendship and encouragement card.
So I started with the cute hedgies and mushrooms all colored with my Copics, but I was drawing a blank on a card layout for these guys. One of my favorite resources for a card sketch idea is to go to the MFT resources section. CLICK HERE to see all their layout ideas in printable form!) I ended up modifying slightly one of the sketches! And I like how it came out. I started with a crisp A2 white card base. Then I die cut the Radial Circle die and the grass border die. I got out my pack of beautiful gingham paper for the bottom.... I love the red gingham to match the mushrooms.
My Copic Color choices are listed below in the supplies. I mounted the hedgehogs and the most of the other elements to the card using foam tape. I added a few blue sequins at the end for a bit of sparkle. For the circle focal element, I sponged Tumbled Glass Distress Ink around the edge, feathering the color in towards the center. Then I used some Izink in Jasmine (white) to speckle a few white paint drops onto the blue.
Here is the full stamp set! SO many cute images!!
The grass green border gives just a pop of color to separate all that white. I tucked the mushrooms in behind the grass. I love using AC Cardstock because of the slight texture. This is a beautiful shade of green...
I adore how the hedgies are leaning in to one another! This could be two friends or a mom and child...any combination! Mine are girlfriends! LOL.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have the most wonderful weekend! It has been cold, and raining non stop for months here and all of a sudden it's 75 degrees out! Yahoooo! So nice to be outside and in the sunshine. Love it. See you soon! XOXO
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