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1/29/2016

Hedgie Valentine

Good evening. Hope you're all set for a fabulous weekend. It was a beautiful day here in Upstate SC, even had some warmer temps outside...just sunny & bright all day long. Then had a lovely dinner out with some friends, so now time to do a post.

Just like many others, I've lost some followers. Guess it's the Blogger Thing that is going on if people don't have the Blogger accounts. Anyway, on to the card:


PB Hedgie Postman came from a transparent set, and was fun to color. Hedgie is my favorite of all images to color. Die die cut with a S/B classic circle, then added an outer S/B scallop circle using a snippet of black glitter paper. (the inner part of this circle removed for another time).

Background created using some Lindy's Magical powder, some gel medium, Ranger Transparent paste - mix on the craft mat - and dragged the serrated part of a plastic knife over it for the striations. After this dried, spritzed some gold Tattered Angels and then some dark blue Lindy's Stamp Gang spray. Used the Ranger spritz tool to blow the dark blue splats around. Looks very textured.  This is quite fun to do these backgrounds.

Embossed this with a folder to get the hearts & sentiment. Debated on sanding to get the raised surface to show better, then decided to just go over this with the Pentel Gold Slicci pen. Looks ok, but ....the ink can smudge off on your hand, and I got some on Hedgie's white circle. Fortunately had colored 2 of these, die cut, so just popped #2 effort over the 1st circle. Had tried to scrape the smudges off, go over with a white pen...Nah, that wasn't working at all.

- the banner is a piece of natural color muslin fabric. Used DI Candy Apple ink pad, rubbing ink pad directly onto the banner. Colored, but not as intensely as I wanted - so used Dylusions Post Box red and gave a couple of spray spritz. Got a nicer dark red, and I like the fabric texture.

- Stripe piece covering the join of the fat banner & thin banner, is a snippet of c/stock, and thought it added a little 'something' with the red. Tiny gold hearts, punched from white snippet,  four layers glued together, and colored with the gold Slicci pen.

I like the elements on this card, but was not totally happy with the finished card. Not sure what to do to 'fix it', and not sure if it will be mailed. But there you have it...possibly a Wart!

Hope ya'll had a great day, and looking forward to a super weekend. Thanks for stopping in. Hugs

42 comments:

Patti J said...

Tee hee....wish our postman was so cute! What a great card, Mary! Love everything about this one :-) hugs!

Donna Hanley said...

Darling card with that cute image backed up by the beautiful background

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah, clever work there Mary well done indeed!!

I do love this hedgie, they are so very cute and appealing. .. going to do a PB big hedgie on daisy for a birthday card too!

..well that's the plan all stamped out ready to go.. your background is very interesting too thanks for sharing!!

.. and yes sigh!!! also have lost followers.
It makes one upset in funny sort of way.. but guess its happening to everyone .. wish (as some have said) they would just leave well alone.
God bless dear friend,
Shaz in Oz.x

brenda said...

That background looks lovely Mary, super rich blues and reading what you added tells me it's a real touchy feely one and you can never go wrong with a Penny Black image. Have a good weekend whatever you are up to.

B x

Maxine D said...

Well if it is a wart Mary, it's a very pretty wart!! So often what we are not happy with, others love, so don't be too harsh on yourself after all that effort.
Blessings
Maxine

Liz said...

Lovely card, Mary. The little hedge is so adorable. I love how you've added the gold to the raised, embossed part of the background.

Great minds obviously think alike, I put a hedgie on my latest card too! :-)

Anita in France said...

What an amazing background, Mary ... so rich and bold ... and such a sweet little hedgie ... he's adorable! Hugs, Anita :)

Sue said...

Cute card Mary.

Hope you have a lovely weekend. Sue

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, Mary, such a stunning background for this card!!! It looks just wonderful!!! I loved read all the work you have made for it, thanks for sharing! The blue tones are just fantastic, the background looks so much texturized and the sanded embossing has given a fabulous touch!
Very beautiful card, love the cute post-hedgehog!

Marilyn said...

Cute card!! Love the hedgehog

Daffodil Cards said...

The texture really shows in this, love the hearts and sentiment, great design and the image is soooo cute! Like the colour combo too.

Sounds like you had a good day yesterday, hope today continues in the same vein!
x

Bonnie said...

Love the rich colors you've achieved, Mary! And that hedgie is adorable!

Stampsnob. said...

That postman is so dang cute I don't see your smooch error but that is the point you worked so hard for isn't it ?
Lis

Shona Erlenborn said...

Loving your experimenting with the backgrounds Mary. Glad you're having fun with it. Great result too. That little postman looks so cute running with the letter in his hand - adorable card!

Barb said...

Wow what a great background Mary. I really enjoyed reading the process you used. It must have been lots of fun to do. I love your little Hedgie postie. He's a real cutie. A really lovely card. Barbxx

Sandy said...

I'm late - I'm late - for a very important date - no time to wait - I'm late, I'm late, I'm late!
Cute card
Sandy xx

Connie said...

Very cute card :)

jimlynn said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! LOVE that cute little hedgie and the gorgeous background - that even matches his hat. Precious and yes, pretty!
Lynn

Lisa said...

This is so adorable!! That little hedgie is so cute!! I love the gorgeous background!! It looks amazing!! I've lost over 80 followers so far. We work so hard to get them and then blogger just wipes them away. Not fair. Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Olga Fink said...

What a beautiful card! really love it! xoxo Olga

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mary, a sweet card, I love hedgie images and your colours are fab.
I've lost a few followers too, but the most annoying thing for me is that I don't know who they are. I have people start to follow me and they as far as I'm concerned have never bothered to comment. Now if I'm going to click the button to follow, I always like to comment, otherwise what is the point. but I don't know if these are those followers....if you know what I mean, have a super weekend. I'm down with a head/sinus infection and I think I will be back in be soon, always worse when night time comes, Kate x

Olga Fink said...

What a beautiful card! I really love it! xoxo Olga

Gail Townsend said...

Gorgeous little hedge, such a cute card xx

Sarah said...

A gorgeous card Mary, love that sweet little guy!! xx

Gerrina said...

Love the blue BG; so original for a valentinescard! And a beauty! Enjoy the weekend!

Veerle said...

Oh my Mary such a cutie, love your card.
Hugs, Veerle xx

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous postman, not seen this image before I think it is brilliant. Great background and lovely hearts.

Kath x

pam said...

Amazing background Mary! beautiful colours and textures, love your headgie image, really cute.
think we have all lost a few followers.
Pam x

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Mary! Yes, I also have been losing followers, but I think that's a new way we can roll with the punches, learning what is really important... Right? It's weird how the loss is happening a little at a time instead of all at once.

Your card is fabulous! So many techniques and beautiful colors to help your little hedgie letter carrier resist "going postal". (I couldn't help myself). Wonderful card, Mary!

We're enjoying the fire place the past few weeks, really makes a difference in warding off the chill and dampness. What can I say? We're wimps! Even the dog and cat prefer being inside, and close to the fire's warmth.

Hope you stay well and cozy warm, Mary! Hugs, de

Loll said...

Beautiful background with the saturated colours and the gorgeous gold embossing. Your hedgie is absolutely adorable!! Good thing you coloured two. Smudges are the worst! :) xx

Brenda in IN said...

This is so cute. Your background is really pretty and varigated. We are having exceptionally warm weather this weekend too. I know it won't last but I'm enjoying it while I can.

Carol L said...

I really like those embedded hearts into the pretty background piece! It's too cool how they reflect that darling image! Fun card! I hope you're enjoying a nice weekend :)

Gail said...

That's so great! The hedgehogs make me smile!

Brenda said...

I'm still on your flowers list Momma Mary. Been checking at different blogs because I don't want to get dropped. lol Cute card! Love that cute hedgie postman. He is in a hurry to get those Valentines delivered. That background looks so fabulous too and I love the hearts embossed on it. Glad you had a nice day meal out with friends! I ended my Saturday with Mass and then dinner out with Dwayne's cousin and Uncle. Hugs, Brenda

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Lots of scrumptious texture in this card. Cute, cute, hedgie! Great card overall. It sounds like the background was a lot of work, but I mean that as fun work!

Redanne said...

Hedgie is adorable with his lovely blue hat and I love how you mirrored the heart and hat colour in your beautiful background. Love this card!

Sadly I have lost 20 followers in the last couple of days... sigh. Hugs, Anne xx

Birgit said...

Hedgie is so cute. This is a great card and I love the strong blues for the background. Great finish

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

I also have lost quite a few followers - so sad :( - but your card is cheering my up big time :)

Team Clark said...

My DH is a mailman, so I have a soft spot for this awesome card, how utterly adorable and what a darling stamp!

Donna said...

Fabulous card Mary, love your background and you did it again, you mentioned several products that I am not familiar with, off to look them up and learn about them-fun, thanks!

Petra Swart said...

WOW, what a lovely bg, Mary, and the hearts and sentiment really look great!!!! The little postman #2 is just sooooo cute!!!! What a sweet VD card!!!
Hugz

Pippa said...

I love your hedgehog images they are so cute. This postie in a hurry is no exception!