Stretch Your Stamp Sets & Create a Holiday Card with the Hedgehog Hollow

Hello, The Hedgehog Hollow fans!  I am back today with my second project as a guest-designer this month.  I wanted to show you guys that you can stretch your stamp sets for any occasion, even if they are not meant for the holidays.   I have always wanted to to try my pearl watercolors on black card stock so this is what I am doing today.  I really LOVE how this card turned out!

For my project today, I am showcasing the Feather Background and Peacock stamp set, that is part of the September HH box and some pearl watercolors.  Here’s how I made my card:

1. I prepped my black card stock by using my powder bag.  This will help get rid of static and make sure that the embossing powder wouldn’t be all over the card.

2. Using my MISTI, I put my black card stock inside and held it with the magnets.  I carefully positioned the stamps where I wanted them to be.  I closed the lid of my MISTI, then opened it back so I can use my Versamark ink to stamp the image.  I flipped the card stock and stamped the images on the other side.

 

3. I sprinkled clear embossing powder on the card.

 

4.  I used my Wagner heating tool to heat-set the embossing powder.

 

5.  I “carefully” colored the stamped images using my pearl watercolor in Bronze.  I made sure that I didn’t use a lot of water since this black card stock is not meant for water coloring.

 

6. Once it dries, apply a second coat to make the colors stand out.  Here’s what it looks like after the second coat dried.  Isn’t it beautiful?

 

7.  I used a micro-fiber cloth to get rid of the powder that was on the black card stock.

 

8.  I used my pearl watercolor again in “gold” to put some splatters of color on my background. I also die-cut the “Season’s Greetings” sentiment with some gold card stock and adhered it onto my card.  Here’s what it looks like:

 

To finish my design and add more texture, I used some bronze gems and adhered it onto the card.  Here’s a closer look:

I hope have given you some inspiration to stretch your stamps.  I’d love to see your projects using the September stamp sets; please tag me on instagram @rprmlr77.  Thank you for stopping by and happy stamping!

She Believed She Could So She Did with the Hedgehog Hollow

Hello everyone! It’s Maria Russell here with you and I am super excited to be guest-designing for the Hedgehog Hollow. For my project today, I am showcasing the Feather Background and Peacock stamp set, that is part of the September HH box.

 

To start, I stamped my image on Bristol smooth white card stock with versa mark ink. I sprinkled this with some gold embossing powder by Wow and heat-set with my heating tool.

 

I used my Spectrum Noir Glitter brush pens (colors Blue Topaz and Soft Jade) to color my image. Since this stamp set didn’t come with a coordinating die, I used my cutter-bee scissors to fussy-cut the image.

 

On another piece of Bristol smooth white card stock, I used my Newton’s Nook Clouds stencil and Peacock Feathers distress ink to create my clouds. I die-cut two branches from a die that I have in my stash so that the peacock has something to perch on. I adhered the first branch onto my colored background with liquid adhesive. To add more dimension, I foam-mounted the other brach onto my card and also added foam adhesive to the peacock.

 

I die-cut some leaves using an older Lawn Fawn die-set and adhered them with foam adhesive.

 

Since this card is mostly blues and greens, I decided to adhere some flower sprinkles onto my card for added texture and color. I also added the scallop frame from an older Lawn Fawn die set to ground my images.

 

To finish my design, I stamped my sentiment using my Spectrum Noir Quick Dry Dye ink in Lagoon and added some crystal jewels all over my background. Here’s my card:

 

 

I really love the simplicity of this card. I think the stamp sets that are included in the September box are so pretty, you can use it for any occasion. I can’t wait to create more cards using the stamp sets. Here’s a closer look at my card:

 

 

 

I also have a video tutorial for you below in case you’re interested.

 

 

Thank you so much for stopping by! I’d love to see your projects using the September stamp sets; please tag me on instagram @rprmlr77. I will be back in a few days for more projects and inspiration. Happy stamping!