Monday, April 26, 2010

You deserve to have a Great Day!


Isn't that little guy just the sweetest???  He's one of 4 different hedgehog images in the July Stamp of the Month set called Happy Forever, which has a total of 9 stamps including sentiments.  I know it's a little early for a pre-view, but keep this adorable set in mind when July rolls around. 

This card started out when I decided to use some bright coloured B&T for a funky flower.  (You can see my previous posts about the FUNky flowers, if you're wondering what I'm talking about....)  I was going to use the reverse side of the yellow B&T for a flower, which was Dutch Blue, but I quickly changed my mind when I thought it would be really cute as a sun instead. 

Of course with the sun, I figured that the sky needed some clouds, and the new Splendor paper pack has the perfect B&Ts for this, including the green B&T for the grass.

Then I figured the sky needed a kite... and I quickly found this Happy Forever stamp to be perfect in size for my "scene" I was putting together.

I coloured my hedgehog and kite with Prisma Coloring pencils and blended my colouring with blending stumps dipped in odourless paint thinner (aka: Gamsol, odourless mineral spirits).  I stamped the image again onto the "scene", and then trimmed out my hedgehog and kite and paper pieced them.   I tweeked a little here and there, and ......Alas, a card was born!  :)

Well, I'm off to go crafting at my BFFs for the day...

Happy creating!


Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Colonial White CS; Animal Cookies B&T, Splendor B&T
Stamps:  Happy Forever - July SOTM
Ink:  Tuxedo Black Momento (Tsukeniko), Black, Black Journal pen
Punches:  Grass edge (Martha Stewart), 1" circle (EK), 1 3/4" circle (EK)
Other:  Sewing machine, Odorless paint thinner, Blending stumps, Prisma Coloring Pencils, Micro-tip scissors, 3D foam tape, 1/2" Scor-Tape

16 comments:

Nellie Mae said...

I love it!!

tWiNkLestamper said...

so cute! that 'sun' rocks!

Martha said...

so adorable.

Lisa P said...

That is super cute Vicki! Love it!

Nancy Ball said...

Wow, this is very sweet and that grass punch is so versatile! I might need to get me one of those!

Tammy said...

Just adorable! I love how you put it all together.

Anonymous said...

Adorable!!! I see those flowers everywhere, but no one seems to have directions or a tutorial. Could you please please give us the best kept secret on how to make these! Thank you! I love your blog!
Michele
duboismd@charter.net

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Thanks ladies!
Here's where you can find Julie Davison's Eyelet Border Punch Flower Tutorial: http://juliedavison.blogspot.com/2010/02/eyelet-border-paper-flower-tutorial.html

Happy creating! :)

Jayma Malme said...

Vicki, this is absolutely adorable. I just love the Splendor paper, and you've made it come alive.

Anonymous said...

Vicki - thanks for the tutorial link. I'm assuming you did the grass flower the same as the eyelet one, just different punches. How much is that! Love, love your work! Keep the great embellishment ideas coming!
Michele
duboismd@charter.net

Beau said...

So so great. I love this stamp set and made some cards with it over the weekend. Love it. Thanks for sharing!

Kathleen said...

Oh my gosh this card is the cutest card ever! Those little hedge hogs are darling!!

Scrappin' Shell said...

This is too cute! I just love that little guy and the sun is very creative! Thanks for sharing how to do it!

scrappin' happy said...

This is sooo cute! Loving the little hedgehog..may need to become a consultant again just for that! LOL! Seriously, tho your coloring is AMAZING!

tWiNkLestamper said...

I lOvE your blog! There is an award for you @ my blog...
http://stampyandscrappy.blogspot.com/2010/04/sunshine-award.html
Enjoy the sunshine! ~Lisa

Melissa said...

What a cute card!! TFS

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