Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hedgehog's Happy Birthday

Today is one of my nieces birthday. I have a few.. ;) I've been wanting to create a great birthday card for this special little girl and the July Stamp of The Month, Happy Forever, came to mind. This is such a cute little set of funky hedgehogs.

I really had fun with the paper layering technique as you can see! Both images are simply stamped multiple times on the different colors of paper and then the pieces cut out and layered on the base image.

This first card is pretty simple and features CTMH's Zippidee Level 2 paper pack. Using chocolate ink, the balloons are stamped on the argyle and cut out as one piece so the pattern remains connected. I stamped the hedgehog's prickles or "mane" on the reverse of the argyle, a nice monochromatic Desert Sand His body is stamped on the front side of the bamboo stars and cut out and layered on top.

The second card (for my other niece) is a little more technical but the same principal. The base image is stamped on the argyle first, then the cardstock and ribbon are applied. Next, the colonial white with the 2nd stamped image is lined up with the first and adhered. Each balloon is cut out from its own cardstock, Cranberry, Dutch Blue and Honey, then adhered with 3D foam tape in place. The hedgehog is colored using a Q-tip and chocolate ink pad. To create shading, just keep adding ink.

Happy birthday girls!!


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