Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Little Hedgie Card

For this week's color inspiration challenge on Kristina Werner's blog she challenged us with some great colors! Here is her inspirational piece:



Aren't those great colors together! When I am sitting down to make a card, I never think to put them together but I just love this scheme! I think I may end up doing a couple more cards with it for Thanksgiving... I'll post them if I get them done! Hee!

Anyways, here is my card for this week:



Goodies:
All products by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted...

Stamps: Fun and Fast Notes set
Ink: Timber Brown Staz On; Close to Cocoa, Elegant Eggplant Classic inks
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa card stock; Sweet Always DSP; Close to Cocoa DSP (from last year); watercolor paper
Other: Scallop Edge punch, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, Piercing kit; ribbon by Morex Corp.

I've found that watercolor paper really does help when watercoloring... The color blends just perfectly! And I like the orange peel texture! I stamped my little hedgie on the watercolor paper with Timber Staz On and colored him in using the residual inks from my classic ink pads and an aqua painter. I matted him onto the eggplant card stock and pierced around him. Then I did a little distressing. My favorite tool for this is not the distressing tool, it is my little tool for applying the Design Elements! It bends and texturizes my paper just perfectly! Hee! I love it when I find another use for a silly tool!

Next I cut the pumpkin patterned paper out and distressed the edges with the piercing tool and some sand paper... I matted that with the cocoa card stock and again with the saffron card stock, tearing one of the edges. I added a strip of cocoa DSP and a scallop of saffron before putting my main image down with dimensionals. Last, I added the bow for a last little pop of white. The card is 51/2" square, all finished; one of my favorite sizes!

Anyways, I'm off to post this over at Kristina's website and to check out everyone else's entries! So much fun!

Thanks for peeking!

-tessa

15 comments:

Sylvia Nelson said...

I love your card. I atually thought about using this stamp. You did it beautifully. I love the hedgehog!!!!

Karen Sullivan said...

quite cute hedgehog! I like your patterned paper with it too

Hannah-Cherie said...

Very Cute!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

so stinkin' cute! ~Donna

britt said...

I really love all the layers on your card!

Susan said...

Very cute and the color combo works great with your image.

Ange Kelly said...

Cute card!

Sarah said...

So cute, I really like this card!
That is such a nice stamp set!

Becky said...

So sweet! I love that stamp!

Stampin'GHmom said...

Adorable hedgehog, such a fun card!

Leonie said...

very sweet

Kate's Life said...

Love that stamp! Cute card!

Mae Collins said...

Enjoyed 'peeking' at your card, so cute!

Jean said...

Love how you used this hedgie stamp with the colour combo. It looks great!

Vera said...

Adorable card! I love the pierced edges and the white ribbon!

 
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