Hello Crafty Friends!

It sure is a crazy time right now but one thing that is constant is that crafting and our friends make things better, always. I love seeing so many people doing virtual craft parties and there is no better way to send some love than by mailing cards. That’s why I created these cards today.

As soon as I saw these sentiments I knew I wanted to create some cards. To keep it simple I started with fun, fast watercolor backgrounds.

I wanted to pull some of my favorite mixed media supplies out that I don’t normally use on cards so I started by making a background with the Ranger Ink Scribble Sticks.

I choose 3 complementary colors and just applied the pigment directly to a damp background. Then I blended it with a paintbrush and added more pigment to blend directly from the scribble stick.

At first, I wasn’t sure if I liked the background but after it was dried I loved how colorful and bright the colors were. It just made me super happy and I know my friends will enjoy it as well.

To make the sentiment pop, I colored it in with a white gel pen. I finished the card by using a tiny scallop rectangle die, some doodles and black sequins.

The second card, I pulled out my Daniel Smith Extra Fine watercolors and did a simple blended watercolor background using 3 colors.

I really love how they play off each other even though they are a bit of an unexpected color combination. I finished it the same way I did the first card by coloring in the sentiment with a white gel pen, using the same die and adding some black sequins. I like how they pop against both backgrounds.

I really enjoyed playing with this month’s box and would love to know what your favorite project you’ve seen this month is below! Be sure to check out all the available subscription boxes on The Hedgehog Hollow – next month is super fun and perfect for all the dudes in your life!

Until next time, stay inspired!

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