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Sweet Hedgehugs!

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Today I'm sharing a card that I made while I was playing in my craft room over Easter. The 'Hedgehugs' stamp set jumped out at me when I first saw the Occasions Catalogue; I think it is such a sweet collection of images and it is good to finally get it inked up. I was intending this to be for CASE-ing the Catty last Sunday, but I ran out of light to photograph it. 

Stampin' Up! Hedgehugs - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a panel of Sahara Sand card stock and stamped the little flower randomly at the bottom in Soft Suede ink and then I embossed a smaller section at the top with the 'Simple Stripes' embossing folder, choosing to use the de-bossed side for subtle texture. I used my Stamparatus stamping platform to position the 3 stamps on the panel of thick Whisper White card stock. Using Stampin' Write markers directly to the rubber generally results in a lighter image, but using the Stamparatus I was able to use the markers a second time on the toadstools to get more depth of colour, knowing it was going to be perfectly positioned. 


The hedgehogs were inked in Soft Suede ink and I used the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers to add some extra colour to them and to create the background. The greeting was stamped in Soft Suede ink and then I stamped over it with the flower that I had inked with the Stampin' Write markers. I finished with a soft bow in the pretty organza ribbon and a trio of the small silver Enamel Shapes at the top.


For the inside of the card, I have a Sahara Sand mat for my writing panel, which I have decorated on the left side with the cute bird on a branch image that was also coloured with Stampin' Write markers. The greeting is from the 'Birthday Wit' stamp set and I've finished with a strip of Flirty Flamingo washi at the bottom.

Stampin' Up! Hedgehugs - Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I stamped the little bird on the branch image again on the envelope for a coordinating touch.  

Project Details
Stamps Hedgehugs, Birthday Wit
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Sahara Sand
 Ink Soft Suede, Stampin' Write Markers, Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers
Accessories Metallic Enamel Shapes, 1/4" Organza Ribbon
Tools     Layering Circles Framelits, Simple Stripes TIEF, Big Shot, Glue Dots, Stamparatus


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