Hi there! Is Spring in the air yet? Yeh, not here either. The February Hedgehog Hollow Box is here to the rescue! Another amazing box this month filled with Spring, flowers and ladybugs.

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For today’s video and post I’ve created two cards using the 6×8 stamp set. Isn’t this set so amazing?! I love that the petals and centers can be switched out and that different patterns can be used.

The first card uses a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock cut to 5 ½ x 5 ½. Since I will be creating a watercolor background, the panel was taped down to my grid mat using low-tack tape. This also creates a very pretty white border when the tape is removed. I then watercolored the background using yellows and oranges. Once the panel was dry, I picked up the panel with the tape still attached and placed it into my Misti.

Next, several of the petals and flower centers were inked up with Versafine Onyx black ink and stamped onto the watercolor background. A pretty sentiment from the 4×6 stamp set was stamped next. Once the stamping was complete, the low-tack tape was removed. A small white border remained once the tape was removed. This border was cut down about 1/8” to leave an even smaller border. The panel was then matted onto a piece of black cardstock. To finish the card, this was then matted onto a piece of 5 ¾ x 5 ¾ white cardstock.

The second card uses Accent Opaque white cardstock cut to 5 ½ x 5 ½. On this card, a border of flower petals was stamped around the edge of the entire panel. This left the middle of the panel empty.

To fill this empty space, a separate flower was stamped onto a piece of watercolor paper. This was done by first stamping the center and then stamping each petal separately. This ensured that the petals met with the center of the flower (and each petal next to it) with no space in between. I used the wavy and striped petal patterns to create a fun look. The completed image was then covered with clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat gun. The image was then fussy cut, leaving a small white border around the image.

Next, masks were created for all of the petals on the border petal card panel. Masks were created so that an ink blended background could be created without getting any ink on the individual petals. Once this was done, a rainbow background was created using Color Hive inks ink the colors Tiptree Jam, Rollerskates, Hyde Park, Limewired, Acid Wash and Purple Rain. The panel was then splattered with water and dried with a papertowel. A bit of white ink splatter was also added.

Next, dimension was added to the petals of the fussy cut flower by pushing down in the center of each petal and then rolling out the sides of the petals. This gives the petals dimension and also the look of movement. Foam tape was added to the back center portion of the flower and this was adhered to the card panel.

A simple “Hello” sentiment was created using an embossed label maker. To complete the card, Rhubarb Crown Jewels were added to the flower center.

I hope you create something today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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