08 March 2021

You've Been Hugged


Are you a hugger? I am. If you are, too, you know how difficult it is not to hug someone in this pandemic world. It seems so strange, but I haven't hugged my own daughter since mid-January 2020. Of course, it is because we no longer live in the same household. However, I would have never dreamt of a world in which that could happen.

I think that is why this card appeals to me so much. I love it. It is a virtual hug. It is a  reminder of how much a card can mean to the huggers out there in the world.  

The adorable digital stamp is by Sweet November Stamps, and it is called WCMD Cutie. I used my alcohol markers to color in the image. Although I must admit, I cheated. After I colored in the figure, I used my scanner to copy and print multiples for my card set. 

I also decided this was an excellent time to use up some of my leftover scraps for the background mats, as you will see in the pictures below. 

I love adding a bit of ribbon to a card. Unfortunately, I am not very happy with the quality of the ribbon I purchased recently. Therefore, I am not going to bother linking to the product. I am hoping to use it up quickly and then purchasing from my regular retailer.  

Now on to the adorable sentiment, which is just as cute as the little girl herself! 

Don't you just love it? I do. 

I decided to do a white-on-white cut-out using the Whimsy Notched Square Die Set. I use this set a lot when I do explosion boxes. 

The sentiment graphic is so cute and comes with the stamp set from Sweet November Stamps.  The set also comes with an additional graphic sentiment that states, "This card is just a hug with a fold in the middle." 

Sweet November Stamps recently came to my attention, but I will definitely be purchasing more items in the future. They are excellent quality digital stamps, and I find the designs appealing. 

For a second layout option, I just created this card recently for a friend using my Basic A2 card design. However, this one was hand-colored and not duplicated, as shown above. It was also colored using Copic markers instead of my old alcohol markers. What a difference! I find them much smoother to work with when it comes to blending. 

To color the little girl, I used Copic colors:  E000, E00, E04, E51, E53, B12, B14, V12, V15, and RV63. I also used some gray tones from my old set. 

I also chose to use the optional graphic that comes with the Sweet November set. 

The beautiful rose pattern with the lavender background is from an Anna Griffin collection put out by Cricut. I have several of her design packs. The flowers always remind me of my grandmother, who loved roses, something we have in common. 

I hope you enjoyed today's cards. It is always fun to see the same stamp used in different ways. I am curious, though. Have you been working on a particular project lately? If so, please share it with me by leaving a comment below. I would love to see what you are up to creatively. 

Have a wonderful week, everyone! 

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