Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hedgy Smile

Happy Thursday High Hopes fans! It is the first Thursday in February and my turn to post some inspiration for you.

My post today features Hedgy in Tulip, an older High Hopes Stamp. 


Sparkly Close Up

I started by colouring my image with alcohol markers and using a stitched rectangle die to cut it out. I cut out a piece of red cardstock a little longer then my image and using a stitched scalloped die to cut out the bottom edge. My "cloudy" effect for the background was done by using the chisel end of my marker by colouring in circles. When you move fairly quickly it leaves the light colour and when you move a little more slowly it leaves the darker colour - I really like the effect. After temporarily placing my image where I wanted it to go, I stamped my flourishes on the edge and added the flower - after gluing down my image. A die cut word Smile and some gumdrops finished off my card. 

  Card Recipe 

Stamp: Hedgy In Tulip (S515)
Patterned Paper: Sunkissed - Doodlebug, Piggy Tales - Thumbelina collection
Bazzill cardstock, white gel pen, Copic Xpress It cardstock
Dies: Stitched Rectangle Dies - Your Next Stamp
Whirly Gigs stamp - Technique Tuesdays
Flower: Recollections
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive - Stampin' Up, Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Red Berry - Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen
Cupid Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp 

Spectrum Noir Markers: TN1 EB11 EB2 EB6 EB3 EB5 CR1 CR7 CR11 DR6 CG1 DG2 DG4 BT5 FS8 CT4 GB5 OR1 BG5 BG10 1B1

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Renae said...

Very cute card. I love the layout!

José said...

Lovely crd with the cute hedgie in a Dutch tulip!

ionabunny said...

So cute. Love the brights. Hugz

Dora said...

this card with this image is so lovely. Beautiful card!!

Stephanie said...

Cute hedgie!