I cannot be the only one who gets all giddy when someone asks you to play along with their blog hop or challenge? I mean, as a card maker I get so proud when someone wants me to make something for their thing, blog, challenge, whatever. (psst, it is called a monthly collaboration Renee')
My wonderful and talented friend Deb asked me to participate in her and her friend Celeste's monthly challenge blog hop post thing (again, monthly collaboration) and I thought I'd give it a go.
This little hedgie has wanted ink from the day he arrived. I swear to you, he has been yelling at me in his cutest hedgie voice, please choose me today. ;)
So Deb is a little obsessed with paper crafting and coffee (and washi tape)...
My card was created in her honor.
I used Gerta Steiner Designs for the little Hedgie and all the stamps on today's card.
The paper was from American Crafts Shimelle true stories 6x6 paper pad and it was also the very last piece from a super old 6x6 I had from DCWV called Spring Mix. <---also a reason to squeel, I rarely use the last piece of a paper pad.
The washi is some clear washi with white printing from one of those apps on the phone where everything is a dollar.
So, now that we know what I used and why I made this card, let's talk about how it was created.
Although this hedgie image is more winter themed and I was informed this blog hop, post, monthly challenge thing is about summer and coffee, I figured I could liven him up with a bright summery scarf and it could work.
I paper pieced the entire image. The scarf and the cup cozy were cut from the patterned papers used and the hedgie was fussy cut out of some Neenah after I colored him with a few Copic Markers (E31, E35 & E93 to be exact) The cup was shaded with Copic C2.
I wanted to highlight this adorable coffee themed patterned paper from AC and thought this wonky banner formation would work best to anchor my main image without taking away from the paper.
The washi tape on this card, only added because of Deb. I'm not a washi tape person. I use it to mainly hold my dies down while feeding it through my die cut machine (hence the reason I pick up the 5 rolls for $1 deals). But, I thought this card needed a bit more something so I put a piece on.
I also decided to stamp my sentiment directly on the patterned paper but I wanted it to be highlighted in some way, so I lead to it with a trail of hearts. It sort of works, right? (hearts colored with Copic R24)
Let me know what you think below of this hedgie and his coffee loving ways.
Before I forget, the inside is finished with a white card liner and a fussy cut coffee cup from the patterned paper. Leaving lots of room for a thankful message.
I'd insert a picture of coffee here ___________ like she always does, but I'm not the biggest fan of coffee... I know, GASP! right!!! But I don't mind if my friends like coffee. ;)
To view the other cards in this collaboration please stop by the blogs listed below:
Meticulosity - Deb
Crafting Junky- Celeste
Please stop by and read my bio to see why my blog is called Because of Delaney Jane.