When I saw this stamp set the first time, I chuckled. Then I Googled. There is, indeed, something called a Hedgehog Day! Apparently, it was a Roman tradition preceding the modern Groundhog Day. This spine-tacular illustration makes me want to celebrate all things Anita Jeram, that’s for sure! 🙂
These little critters were so fun to color and so scary to die cut! My original intent was not to cut them out at all, so I spent a significant amount of time getting the sky and the trees just right…you’ll hear more about the nerve-racking die-cutting experience in the video below.
I ended up using Green Tea ink to cover up the blue sky from the die cut image and added some Ground Espresso distress oxide to the bottom of my photo and cardstock so that there was some continuity. I also love using Dura-lar and Double Tack Mounting Film in place of acetate on my cards. It’s such a good combination when you don’t want to have to add any jewel/sequin embellishments to cover up adhesive marks.
I hope you enjoy watching the process video for this and make sure to use my FREESHIPPINGMB code when shopping for this stamp and die combination on May 17 and May 18. You can check out the entire May release here as well. Also, if you’d like a chance at winning $25 to spend on whatever products you desire at Colorado Craft Company, make sure to participate in the blog hop and leave a comment.
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Life is too short to be rushed all the time. Take some time to look around, close your eyes, inhale, exhale.
It’s important to give yourself permission to change course midway. Trust your gut, honor your feelings and immerse yourself in the process.
It’s no secret that I love painting the Anita Jeram series of stamps from Colorado Craft Company, but today I’m trying something new and 3D!
List of all supplies used:
- Daniel Smith watercolors
- Arches Cold Pressed watercolor paper
- “Hedgehog Days” stamp set
- “Hedgehog Days” dies
- Gina K Warm Glow amalgam ink
- Princeton Neptune Brushes
- Water cup/ brush holder
- Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
- We R Memory Keepers envelope maker
- Sakura metallic gold pen
- Dura-lar film from Grafix
- Double Tack Mounting Film
- Ranger Black Archival Ink
- Catherine Pooler Green Tea Ink
- Ground Espresso Distress Oxide
- Picket Fence Lifechanging Blender Brushes
- Embossing Ink
- Gold Embossing Powder
- Heat Gun
- Sizzix Sidekick die cut machine starter pack
- Accent Opaque White Cardstock
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