Prickly Hugs

This card is for the current CASology challenge – Hugs.

I’ve been feeling prickly the past few days. That helped me pick my image for the card:

Prickly Hug | by karen @ carefree creations

This turned out so much better than I was envisioning!

I sponged some light blue onto the background through the stencil. I stamped the images using Antique Linen distress ink so I could do no-line water-coloring. After coloring the images, I added the prickly details using a colored pencil.

To add a bit of dimension, I attached an enamel dot to the flower center.

Next up was picking the color for the base. I definitely thought green, but I hemmed and hawed over the shade, but settled on the brighter green to keep the fun feel of the card. Then I wasn’t sure how to cut or mount the cactus panel. I started by trimming one side, but I didn’t like that. As I was moving it around, I liked this layout.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Hug Me
Stamps: Stamp Your Own Cactus (Hero Arts);
Ink: Antique Linen, Worn Lipstick, Rusty Hinge, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Fired Brick distress inks (Ranger);
Paper: New Leaf (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Watercolor (Ranger);
Other: Modern Backgrounds stencil (PTI); Magic & Wonder enamel dots (Echo Park);

3 thoughts on “Prickly Hugs

  1. This is so fabulous, Karen! Love the extra dimension from the stenciled background, your no line watercoloring is stunning and the sentiment perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at CASology!

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