Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Autumn Hedgehog Card

Have you ever seen a live hedgehog?  They are really tiny.  I thought they were as big as guinea pigs but they are really the size of mice.  The ones we saw in a Japanese department store were so cute I wanted to buy one, but of course Hawaii doesn't allow them as pets.  The best I could do was buy a Lawn Fawn hedgehog die and stamp set.  To make the hedgehogs more realistic, I die cut them and then glued on some Fun Flock.  After the glued flock was dry, I stamped the hedgehog image over the flocked die cut shape. I discovered that some inks print over the flocking very lightly and other inks print a dark image, so you will have to do a test to see what look you prefer.  The die cut leaves used on this card were also Lawn Fawn products. Don't you love the veining?
The card was cut using a die from the Little B set that I purchased at HM Ben Franklin Crafts.  This set is great because the die precisely makes a neat fold in the card as it cuts it out.  Also the set has several card sizes and shapes to add to the front.  I was thrilled to find the green textured paper (12x12) and the Hero Arts sentiment stamp in the clearance sale bins at Ben Franklin Crafts.  They both perfectly fit the look I planned for my card!  I hope that you will search for autumn crafting goodies at your nearest BFC store too.  See you there!

4 comments:

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

I didn't realize hedgehogs were that small too. Thought there were the size of a big rat. LOL. Those hedgies are super cute on your awesome card.

eva said...

how cute! and i love the gold sentiment. i was so happy to see that ben franklin had lawn fawn products! yay!

Leanne said...

Adorable card Lynn!! The texture on the hedgehog looks like real fur and those leaves are to die for! (hahaha) The veins are pretty cool. This card reminds me that Fall is almost here. Yay! Thanks for sharing this beautifully fun card! Happy Wed!

Niki G said...

Wow hedgehogs are tiny! I never knew. Love what you did with them!