Friday, July 09, 2010

Party hedgehog card

by Joanne Wardle

I love these little critters, they are perfect for simple cards. The embossing plates allow you to position your embossing exactly where you want it, creating interesting effects. I love making simple cards like this that don’t use up much of your stash and find they are generally well received.

Party Hedgehog Card


  • Paper and Cardstock

    • 7”x5” white card blank
    • Basic Grey, Green At Heart - 6"x6" pad     ( BG-6x6-GREEN   $5.99)

  • Stamps

    • Penny Black Clear Stamps, Critter Party     ( PNY-CS-30013   $14.99)

  • Inks and Embossing Powders

  • Embellishments
  • Tools

  • Adhesives

    • Glue
    • Low-tack masking tape
    • Sticky foam pads


  • Cut the folded card in half to create a 3.5”x5” side fold landscape card.
    Save the other half for stamping on (this ensures your whites are a perfect match on the card).
  • On the reverse of the front of the card draw a strip as shown (I did mine the width of my ruler).
  • Tape the card face down onto the embossing plate.
    Rub firmly with an embossing tool between the lines to start the embossing, then use your tool to press more firmly where you can see the embossed pattern is.
    Where the pattern goes over the lines continue to emboss that little bit, for a more random effect.

  • Erase pencil lines. Cut a strip of patterned paper and glue in place over embossing, so you can see the embossing above and below the strip.

  • Stamp the hedgehog onto leftover white card, colour with pencils, trim and mount onto card with 3D foam pads.

  • Line the inside of the card with an insert to cover up the messy side of the embossing.

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