As I worked my way through Clearly Besotted's Woodland Pals set, my focus was on finding different ways to "ground" the critters so they weren't floating around in white space. After I'd stamped the hedgehog, masked his feet, and stamped the ribbon (from Papertrey's Faux Ribbon set), I thought, "Well, the hedgehog has ground, but what next?"
Then, the die cuts of words connected to some sort of base popped into my mind. Those are so cool, but as I don't have a die cutter, they've never seemed possible...until now.
By stamping the sentiment in the same ink as the ribbon, and connecting the two, you'll get a similar look to the die cuts without the expense of machine or die! Love how this turned out!
I didn't have any card stock that matched the ink (Fresh Ink celery), so I stamped a circle onto a scrap of white, punched the butterfly, and like magic, everything matches. Because in my world, everything must match, or it's a universe-ending tragedy, right?
Of course I'm right.
Doesn't it look like the hedgehog is saying hello to the butterfly? Adorbs!!! I love the unity of this card so much.
stamps: Clearly Besotted Woodland Pals, Papertrey Faux Ribbon, Hero Arts discontinued clear set for sentiment
ink: Fresh Ink celery, VersaMagic gingerbread
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: Martha Stewart butterfly punch, rhinestone, glue pen