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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Happy Hedgie

I love the "Garden Critters" stamp set from Penny Black. Loved it from the moment I first saw it. Love it even more since it was a surprise gift from a friend! She thought the bunnies "needed" a home in the attic, knowing how much they are adored in our little nook. And so right she was!

Penny Black is sponsoring a challenge, "For Family." Who do we call to celebrate all the big and little things that come along in life? Our family, and friends we consider to be family. The hedgie with her super-sized bouquet of flowers was perfect for a "congrats" card but I didn't have a sentiment  image small enough to fit on the tag. After some searching through my stamps, I happened upon the Itty Bitty Bird set from Paper Trey Ink; it included separate words to make your own phrase, and "happy for you" conveyed the message I wanted to send even better than "congrats." This was my first time coloring an image with distress markers; Cathy's tutorial using distress markers was quite helpful and made the process easier (and more fun!) than I thought. It makes me happy things work out just the way they are meant to be!

Materials: Cardstock: Neenah Solar White, Bazzill; Watercolor Paper; Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 Secret Garden, Basic Grey scrap (for butterfly); Stamps: Penny Black "Garden Critters"; PTI Little Bitty Bird; Ink: Versafine Black, Distress Ink - Spun Sugar; Distress Markers - Peeled Paint, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Rusty Hinge, Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed; Dies: Memory Box Hopmeadow Circle; Dancing Butterflies; Spellbinders Labels 4; PTI Tiny Tags; Misc: Recollections Gems, Pearls; Hug Snug Seam Binding Winter White; Ribbon; Clear Embossing Powder; Glossy Accents


  1. This is such a gorgeous card. I love how you added sparkle to the flowers & that sentiment you put together is just magic. What a gorgeous card

  2. Congratulations on the Facebook feature!! This is an amazingly beautiful card!! Love the coloring and sparkle on the flowers and the use of diecuts makes the card so interesting!! I could stare at this card for hours!!

  3. I love those cute hedgehogs, this card is so sweet and whimsical. love it, Sally.

  4. Such a sweet card & love that MB die! Wonderful coloring, Sally!


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