Hedge Hugs

It's Tuesday and that means another challenge at the CAS Colours and Sketches blog.  This week's challenge is a sketch.

Here is the sketch posted:
I had a lot of fun with this week's challenge. The square is perfect for a nice size image and the rectangle underneath works great for a sentiment.

I did quite a bit of masking since all the images are separate (stump, hedgie, flowers).  The hedgie and the stump are shaded using a MISTI, but any stamping platform will work (and I should be getting my Stampin' Up! Stamparatus any day now - yay!)  I describe the technique in detail in this post.

I started by stamping two (remember my motto - "I always make two in case I mess up") and boy am I glad I did!  I ended up forgetting to put the mask on the hedgehog when I stamped the stump on one of them.  Totally blew it.  But since I had the other one I didn't have to start over.

I die cut three green squares and stacked them under the image square to lift it off the card.  Instead of gluing die cut letters to the front, I cut them out of the front and let the negative show the pink card base underneath.

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Stamps:  Stampin' Up Hedgehugs
Dies: Stampin' Up Stitched Shapes, Stampin' Up Little Letters (retired)
Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz

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  1. So cute, Jeanne! Love your little hedgie and the cute take on the sketch!

  2. I really love how you arranged and stamped all the images as a single layer.
    I am not good at creating single layer card due to the fussy cut.😅😅😅 I should try it hard!

  3. A a cute hedgehog and the scene you have created is beautiful. Loving the bold hugs sentiment too. Hugs Bev x

  4. Adorable! Love the shading on the images - great technique for a cas card.

  5. Great masking and I love the cute images!

  6. Your card is beautifully done, Jeanne! I love that little hedgehog.

  7. What a cute take on the sketch! I like how you've used the negative space for the sentiment!