I’ve seen several different versions of this cute little hedgehog lately, all made from different pieces. Some were online and one I got in a card swap. All they had in common were the tree die for the “prickles” and a heart for the face. I decided to design my own, using a few of the same tools others used, and some different ones.
Here’s how I did it:
I used glue for the whole card. I felt there were so many layers of paper, it didn’t need any more dimension. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals if you would like yours to stand out more.
For the hedgehog:
For the “prickles” I cut a piece of Early Espresso card stock with the tree die from the Beautiful Branches Thinlits, then I cut off the tree trunk.
For the body, I cut a piece of Crumb Cake card stock with an oval die (that was just a little smaller that the Early Espresso piece) from the Layering Ovals Framelits.
I used the Flower Medallion Punch to cut a piece of Crumb Cake CS. I cut the shape into edges like a pie, in half, then quarters, then eighths, cutting between the petals and not through them. I used two of the larger pieces for the ears.
I used the same punch to cut a piece of Blushing Bride CS, cut it into eighths the same way, and used two of the smaller pieces for the insides of the ears, gluing them onto the Crumb Cake pieces.
For the feet, I used the Blossom Builder Punch to cut two of the second largest petal from Crumb Cake CS.
I used the Sweetheart Punch to cut a piece of Crumb Cake CS. Then I used a 1/4″ Circle Punch to cut three little pieces of Basic Black CS. I glued the black pieces onto the heart for the face.
To assemble, I glued the Early Espresso piece onto the Crumb Cake oval body. I glued the face over that. Then I glued the ears and feet to the back of the body with the ends showing.
For the card:
The card base is Crumb Cake CS with a layer of Blooms & Bliss Designer Series paper glued on the front.
I cut a piece of Whisper White CS to 3-1/4″ x 2-3/4″, matted it with a piece of Blushing Bride CS that’s only 1/16″ wider (3-5/16″ x 2-13/16″) and taller that the Whisper White, and glued the hedgehog on top. Another way to cut these two pieces would be to cut both pieces to 3-1/4″ x 2-3/4″, then cut just a tiny 1/16″ sliver off the top and one side of the Whisper White piece. The size is just 1/16″ smaller than the first one, which won’t make a difference in the card design, so cut them whichever way seems easier for you.
I cut a piece of Blushing Bride CS to 1″ x 2-1/2″, stamped the greeting from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set in Early Espresso ink, and glued it to the card front. I then glued on the hedgehog piece.
I stamped the second part of the sentiment inside the card in Early Espresso ink. And that’s it!
Explaining it in writing takes longer that making the card!
Here’s what I used:
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