Hello crafty friends! Do you ever find yourself falling into the comparison trap? You know the one, you look at your cards or coloring and then see a photo pop up on social and just start to compare yourself?

I know, we’ve all done it. As creatives, it’s hard not to sometimes and that’s why as soon as I saw this sentiment, I wanted to create an encouragement card. It’s the perfect pick me up for whatever the reason someone might need it. I loved the rulers both in the stamp and stencil in this kit so I wanted to create my own fun unique pattern paper using that.

To recreate this look, start to create a soft warm background by using a large blending brush with Distress Oxides Inks in a couple of colors.

Starting with the lightest color on the edges, gradually added darker colors to create interest and dimension before stenciling. Once satisfied with the color, place the stencil over top and adhere to the work surface using repositionable tape or adhesive spray.

Use a smaller blending brush to work the black ink through the stencil lightly building up the color.

There is something classy about a white sentiment on dark card stock. Using an ultra-fine white embossing powder with sentiments ensures you don’t muddy up the fine detail words.

When embossing, it’s best to start from the back of the card stock to warm up the powder and then move the tool slowly over the top until all the powder melts into a smooth finish.

A little pop of glitter and dimension is added with the use of Ranger Ink Glitter Stickles.

I am super excited to share with you this week a process video for this card below. I would love it if you liked, subscribed and shared this video with your crafty friends!

I hope you are inspired to create with your box this month or perhaps you are looking for a little happy mail to brighten your day – check out all the subscription options on The Hedgehog Hollow!

Stay inspired and remember you are perfect just as you are.

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