Well today’s project isn’t at all what I thought I’d be showing you. I had plans for floral panels using images from the Hedgehugs Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! I’d even decided on the pretty ribbon I’d use, but somehow instead I ended up with a really minimalist masculine card.
Not that it’s a bad thing, many people including me, find masculine cards challenging to make, so to end up with one by accident is a real bonus.
To make this this card I started with a piece of Thick Very Vanilla Card cut and scored on my Stampin’ Trimmer, folded along the scored line and the crease sharpened with my Bone Folder. Then I covered the entire front of the card using a piece from the Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) attached with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
The ‘sending hedgehugs your way…’ sentiment from the Hedgehugs Stamp Set was stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla Card with Soft Suede ink. I then cut it out using my Big Shot and Magnetic Platform with the #1 (smallest) square die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
The 1/4″ Copper Trim was fixed to the back of the sentiment using Mini Glue Dots before the sentiment was attached to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For the inside of the card I took one of the hedgehog images and started by inking it up with Soft Suede ink. Then turning the stamp over I removed the ink from the flower head and stalk using a Blender Pen. I could then use the brush tips of my Stampin’ Bright Markers to add ink directly onto the stamp rubber; Granny Apple Green ink for the flower stalk and Gorgeous Grape ink for the flower head. I breathed on the stamp surface to remoisten the ink and then stamped the multicoloured image in the bottom right corner of a layer of Very Vanilla Card. The completed piece was then fixed to the inside of the card base with liquid glue.
Finally I used liquid glue to attach a piece of the same Wood Textures DSP design to the flap on a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope and cut it to shape with Paper Snips.
Simple layout, simple techniques, simple sentiment. Simply lovely, don’t you think?