Saturday, August 31, 2019

Sending Hedgehugs

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog. 

The new release of Birthday dies have been restocked in the online store and on a 25% off sale So if you didn't get the ones you wanted previously, all 25 designs are in stock. This release is filled with cute little whimsical animals, birthday cakes, cupcakes and birthday phrases. Everything you need to create some outstanding birthday cards.

Today for your viewing pleasure, I am featuring the Birthday Hedgehog die. I created a card of encouragement for a friend who needs some hugs and encouragement. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.  

Step 1: Since I knew what die I was using and I also had my designer paper and coordinating cardstocks selected, I just needed my layout. The sketch #764 over on Splitcoaststampers caught my eye. It would allow me to cut the designer paper in varying sizes. This paper is a bit busy and having it broken up just a little with a cardstock layer underneath would work out just right. 
I decided to add an additional layer to the sketch. I liked the coral and green coordinating colors so I went with both. 
garden green card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
calypso coral layering panel: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
designer paper layer: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
I cut my hedgie in 2 shades of brown cardstocks - soft suede and taupe. I layered him on a cantaloupe circle cut with the 6th largest die from the Circle set. For a layering panel I used coral cardstock and the 6th largest die from the Stitched Circle set.
The Sending phrase is from the Sending Hugs Bear die. I cut it 2x in garden green cardstock to make it stand out on the designer paper. It's an older die but still available in the store and currently on sale. 

Step 2: I am ready to start assembly of my card. I cut the designer paper at 7/8", 1 1/8", 1 3/8"and 1 5/8". Adhered that to the coral base with double sided tape.
I stamped my "hedgehugs" sentiment on a coral flag banner. It also had the word sending but I just masked that with tape before inking. I used my MISTI for placement.
Attached the hedgie to the circle panels using dimensional adhesive. I added the flag to the bottom of the circles. I wanted it to look like the hedgie was standing on it.

Step 3: I am ready for final steps. I added the hedgie image to the designer paper layer.
The "sending phrase" was attached with Ranger multi medium matte. I like this adhesive because it dries clear unlike some other glues.  
To complete my card, I added this panel to the garden green base. I decided not to add any other embellishments because I thought the background scallop design was sufficient.

Well, that's it for me for this week. see you next Saturday. There is a big Labor Day sale going on right now. Check it out here.

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Pam MacKay said...

Love the design and soft colors! Cute card!

Janja said...

Super cute card!

Sukie said...

Super cute card! The fun and festive colors look great! The Hedgehog is adorable too!

Jeanne said...

Cute card Mary - I love the colors!