Monday, February 18, 2019

Sending Hedgehugs

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog this Monday in February.
We are celebrating President's Day here in the US today. It's a national holiday so government offices , banks and schools are closed. So lots of people get a 3 day weekend.
We didn't make any plans just our normal stuff. It was the gym for me this morning and as soon as I finish this post, I will be making my card sample for the Splitcoaststampers color challenge.
I mentioned yesterday that for the next several days I will be showing the remaining Valentine cards that I made this year. This one was for the color challenge #723. Jeanne was the hostess and calypso coral, coastal cabana and pool party for her color trio. Optional was to add a metallic.
pool party, coastal cabana, calypso coral
 I like to make Valentine cards using non-traditional colors so I thought I would give these ones a try. And with the help of Stampin' Up neutrals of soft suede, baked brown sugar, crumb cake, smoky slate and mossy meadow, I think I was successful.

Started by sponging my clouds wit h tumbled glass distress ink - its really close to the pool party color. Then I started creating my little hedgie scene.
I used the new CottageCutz Valentine Hedgehog die. For the hearts I used calypso coral and sponged them with the same ink to make them darker. For the grass, I used mossy meadow but with a light touch since this is a very dark green.
To cover the metallic, I used some Wink of Stella on the coral hearts. Stamped my sentiment on a cloud and that finished my card.
Well that's it for me for this post. Time to get busy on another color challenge card for tonight. So until next time...…..God bless.
card details:
Stamps: hedgehugs (Lawn Fawn)
Paper: pool party, calypso coral, coastal cabana, soft suede, smoky slate, baked brown sugar, crumb cake
Paper Size: A2
1.Ink: calypso coral, mossy meadow (Stampin'-Up), tumbled glass distress (Ranger)tuxedo black (Memento)
Accessories: Valentine Hedgehog (CottageCutz), cloud stencil (MFT), Wink of Stella (Kuretake)
Techniques: stencil

I am also entering:
1.  2 Crafty Critter Crazies has an anything goes with a critter.
2.  The Twisted Challenge is to make a Valentine with no red or pink. I have none of those colors.
3.  Daring Cardmakers has an alphabet soup challenge.

1 comment:

  1. Great background and a PRECIOUS card!!!! Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.



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