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...
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