Paper

Relaxing Hedgie Card

By  Carolyn King 

size: 5"x5"

  • Relaxing Hedgie Card

Materials

  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!): Whisper White; Real Red
  • Sheer red/white polka dot ribbon (Offray)
  • White eyelet
  • Transparency sheet

Tools

  • Stamps: Lazy Days (Penny Black Inc.); Clear Designs Messages sentiments (Hero Arts)
  • Ink pads (Tsukineko): Black Brilliance Pigment; Jet Black StazOn
  • Prismacolor colored pencils (Sanford)
  • Odorless mineral spirits
  • Paper blending stumps
  • Cuttlebug Die Cutter and Embosser and accessories (ProvoCraft): Bloom Dots Embossing Folder; 2”x2” Sliders Die
  • Crop-A-Dile Tool (We R Memory Keepers)
  • Paper piercer
  • Dimensional adhesive dots
  • 1. Cut red cardstock to 5"x10"; score and fold in half. Cut 4" red square and set aside.
  • 2. Cut one 4-3/4" and one 3-1/2" square from white cardstock. Follow manufacturer's instructions to emboss center of larger piece with floral texture. Pierce borders along smooth top and bottom edges. Adhere to card.
  • 3. Use black pigment ink to stamp hedgehog image in center of remaining white square. Color image with colored pencils, concentrating color along edges and where shadows would naturally occur; leave center areas white.
  • 4. Dampen tip of blending stump with odorless mineral spirits. Working on one area of color at a time, move stump in small circles over stamped image, drawing color toward center. Color should fade from edges toward center. Use a separate stump for each color family (blues, reds, etc.) to prevent muddying.
  • 5. Die cut ribbon slider from transparency sheet; stamp sentiment with StazOn ink. Insert ribbon through ends of slider and adhere to back of stamped panel. Set eyelet in upper right corner with Crop-A-Dile; tie ribbon through hole.
  • 6. Mat stamped panel on red square using dimensional adhesive dots; adhere to card with adhesive dots.