Hi there Hollowers! It’s Jen up on the blog today sharing a card using the January subscription box. It’s been so much fun creating with this box….and I have to admit that is one of my favorite’s!

Today I am using Faber-Castell watercolor pencils and the beautiful image of a girl holding a book. I absolutely love this stamp because there is so much you can do with it. She could be having a blast sitting on a tree swing and reading her book. Or she could be sitting on top of a stack of books. Or the sun could be setting behind her while she reads at the park or at the beach. So fun!

This was a really fun and quick card to create. My plan was to create a one-layer card, but I took a wrong turn somewhere and didn’t like where I ended up! (more on that later) I stamped the image onto a 4 ¼ x 5 ½ piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I then colored the image using Faber-Castell watercolor pencils. I don’t often use watercolor pencils but they were so easy to use and the color moved so great with water.

I used a red rubber stamp from my stash to create the border but this could easily be drawn in using a Micron pen.

Next, I grabbed a stencil from my stash thinking that I would make a really fun background. However, I tried using watercolor pencils through the stencil and I really, really did not like how that turned out. To fix my mistake, I fussy cut the image of the girl out; recreated the border and stamped the image onto the card panel again. I also stamped a sentiment.

This time I used some dye inks to create stencil background, which I like a lot better! Next, I popped up the fussy cut image with foam and adhered on top of the already stamped image. I attached the panel to a 4 ¼ x 5 ½ white card base.

To finish off the card, I added a few jelly hearts from Trinity Stamps.

I’d love to see your projects using this Subscription Box. You can post them on The Hedgehog Hollow Box Facebook group as well as Stamping at the Hedgehog Hollow Facebook group.

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