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I decided to make a "cute" style masculine card. I thought these cute hedgies working on a crossword puzzle were perfect for the occasion, especially for those men/boys who enjoy doing crossword puzzles.
This cute stamp is one of Penny Black's older wood mounted stamps (Hedge Word) but it's new to me. I found it on Etsy a couple of months ago and this is my first time using it. Unfortunately I didn't see it anywhere at the moment but it does pop up on ebay or etsy on occasion.
I kept my card mostly clean and simple. Stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo ink onto square card stock, then stamped the hedgehogs again on a scrap card stock piece. The hedgies were colored using Copic markers and then fussy cut using my Cutterbee scissors.
The wood floor was die cut using Penny Black's Floor Die, (mine came from Scrapbook.com but it appears to be out of stock), then inked with Weathered Wood Distress ink and a blending tool. I use the blending tool by Ranger, but these are on my wishlist as I've heard great reviews for smooth blending due to the domed foam applicators.
I didn't want to leave the "wall" completely white, so I used TCW Mini Tile Texture stencil for some interest with the same Weathered Wood ink.
The hedgehogs were adhered with foam tape to make them pop up. The card base is one of Stampin up retired blues. (I miss their old colors!!)
Since the cute stamp I used is no longer available, I'm linking to some other cute hedgehog and critter stamps:
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