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Sending Hedge Hugs

August 3, 2016

Sending Hedge Hugs

August 3, 2016

Hello! I’m a bit late in posting my latest card.  Between summer swim lessons and traveling, July had been a very busy month!

I recently returned from a family trip to Pennsylvania where I had the privilege to take one of Stephanie Barnard’s classes at the CKC Scrapbooking Convention in Lancaster.  She is just as down-to-earth in person as she appears in her videos.  Being my first scrapbooking convention, I could not believe how many people attended! If you have never experienced this, I highly recommend it.  It’s nice to see how many people are interested in paper crafting!

I wanted to create at least one more card using last month’s club stamp set from The Stamps of Life.  I opted for something with bold patterns and colors.  This time, I used the second set of hedgehog stamps and dies from The Stamps of Life called hedgehog2stampTWO and Hedgehog TWO Dies.  I just love this little hedgehog holding the flower!  These second two stamp and die sets coordinate perfectly with the first two that were released earlier last month.  This card was pretty easy to make.  I opted to color my hedgehog, log and flowers using my Copics but as I have said previously, if you do not want to color, you can easily stamp your image on colored card stock, die cut your image and be done with it!  For the base of my card, I used only 4 of the 22 dies from the Sizzix Royal Stand-ups Card Die Set.  The bold black & white floral patterned paper came from the Thanks Collection 6×6 Patterned Paper Pad sold exclusively by The Stamps of Life.  The flowers and stems came from The Stamps of Life hippo2stamp stamp set and matching dies.  For the center of the flowers, I used Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss White.  It’s difficult to tell in the photo, but the Crystal Drops give a hard, raised appearance to the center of the flowers, giving them more depth and texture.  I used a white gel pen to outline some of the detail in the log and used the “Sending Hedge Hugs” Sentiment from the first set of hedgehog dies.  Lastly, I added some sprouts of grass using the small grass dies from The Stamps of Life Mailbox Dies.

Once again, thanks for looking!  Please feel free to leave me any comments or questions!

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Hello, I'm Rachel! Thanks so much for dropping by and welcome to my blog! I love creating and am excited to share with you my love for card making and paper crafting.

Rachel

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