Monday, January 5, 2015

Peachy Hugs


 Lately, I've found myself slightly obsessed with the color peach. I love that it's a soft mix of pink and orange, where it's softer than orange but warmer than pink. And since I've been in love with this color, I managed to grab several supplies that feature it over the past few months. So, I decided to make good use of them and create a cute love card.

When I think cute, I usually reach for Lawn Fawn - and this card is no exception. I stamped the two adorable hedgehogs from Hedgehugs onto some white cardstock and then cut them out with the matching dies. I colored them in with my Prismacolor pencils and set them aside to work on the rest of the card.

For my card base, I used a piece of medium gray cardstock, cut and folded into a standard A2 card (4¼ by 5½"). 

For the center panel, I die-cut a piece of watercolor cardstock with Mama Elephant's Femme Frames. Normally, I use the smooth side of the cardstock, but I decided to change it up a bit and use the textured side this time. I used my Koi watercolors to do a quick background wash, using a peachy color. Once it was completely dry, I used a splatter stamp to create a bit of extra texture.

Since I had my Bigshot out, I did a bit more die-cutting. I cut a scalloped patterned paper panel out of Femme Frames, using Lawn Fawn's Hello Sunshine (which is a paper line that's now retired). I cut a stitched circle with a heart in the middle out of peach cardstock, using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Party Banners and Lawn Fawn's Hearts dies. I also cut a piece of Let's Polka gray paper into a slightly larger circle with some stitched circle dies.

Then I adhered everything together! I used a combination of regular adhesive and foam tape, popping up certain elements like the watercolor panel, hedgehogs and the peach heart circle. Just before adhering the front panel to the card base, I tied a piece of peach satin ribbon around the left side.

Lastly, I decided to add a few sequins from Let's Polka mix. It was hard to capture in the picture, but they're shiny and catch the light beautifully.

Supplies:
Lawn Fawn - Hedgehugs stamp and coordinating dies
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Party Banners dies
Lawn Fawn - Hello Sunshine petite paper 6x6 (retired)
Lawn Fawn - Let's Polka Petite paper 6x6
Lawn Fawn - Let's Polka sequin mix
Impression Obsession - Splatter I stamp
Hero Arts - Soft Cantaloupe inkpad
Mama Elephant -  Femme Frames dies
Sakura - Koi Watercolor sketch box 24 colors
My Favorite Things Hybrid Inkpad in Black Licorice
My Favorite Things - Stitched Circle STAX dies
My Favorite Things - Peach Bellini prestige cardstock
Neenah Solar White in #110lbs
Tim Holtz Distress watercolor cardstock
Peach satin ribbon 3/8"
Tombow Craft Dot Adhesive Runner (pink)
3M Double-Sided Foam Tape

6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!! Wow!!! Love everything about this card!!

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    1. Thank you so much, lenny! I tried to use a lot of my favorites - colors, patterns, etc. I'm so glad it turned out great. :D

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  2. I love this adorable card! The little hedgehogs are so cute (Lawn Fawn is like cuteness crack)! The peach and gray work so nicely together. Great job!

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    1. Lawn Fawn has the cutest stuff ever! And that new release they're showing off? I swear, I want every single thing. XD

      Thanks so much for your kind comment, Lindsey. I'm really happy you like the card. :D

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  3. Ooh I hear you, Elle, I think Lawn Fawn (and Paper Smooches) when I think of cute too! They have such cute designs! The new release is just totally ADORABLE too....can't wait...but must! lol Possibly not a bad thing! :)

    Your card is sooo sweet! The little hedgehugs set is too darling. The soft peach is beautiful! Of course, your colouring and design is faultless!

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    1. I am soooo excited for the new release. I'm going to save every penny, I think, and just get as much as I can. And there's now Lawn Fawn ink!!! I'm just amazed. :)

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment on the card. I'm still obsessed with peach, so expect to see it again sometime. XD

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