Saturday, 8 February 2014

Hedgie Birthday

Hi everyone.  Today's card was really fun to make and used a new-to-me technique as well as a technique I haven't used for some years.  The new-to-me technique was Inked Die Cuts for the Just Us Girls Challenge.  The technique I haven't used for years was 3D paper piecing (aka paper tole) for Friday Mashup.  I combined these two challenges with the sketch from Deconstructed Sketches and the colors from Just Add Ink.



I stamped my hedgehog onto Express-it cardstock four times.  I colored the base image, then on the other three images I colored the gift box, the gift bow and the hedgehog's hands and feet.  I cut out the colored pieces and glued them to my base image using glue dots to give some dimension.  Here's a close-up of hedgie:




And a side view so you can see the different levels:



The hedgehog was cut using the Inked Die Cut technique and some Colorbox Warm Red chalk ink.  The smaller circle was stamped and the die inked with Aquamarine chalk ink before being cut.





Thanks for looking.

Products used:

Stamps:  Penny Black Critter Party, PTI Birthday Bash Sentiments
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Colorbox Chalk inks Warm Red, Aquamarine, 
Cardstock:  Island Indigo, Sahara Sand, Real Red, In Color DSP
Accessories:  Island Indigo Baker's Twine, circle nesties, MFT Banner dies, copics, sequins

Edited to Add:  This card got an Honorable Mention at Friday Mashup and Chic of the Week at Just Us Girls.

Cheers
Karren

17 comments:

Christine Blain said...

Karren, I LOVE this! Awesome use of the challenge colours, and such a cute focal image. Just beautiful. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week. :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

Well this is a bit cute! Your little hedgehog is so cute Karren! Go you on combining challenges - thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

Tara Bourgoin said...

This is just so darn cute!! I love that hedgehog holding the present, and the fun sequins around the card. Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup this week!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Brilliant paper piecing, Karren! This is so adorable and perfect for the challenges! I love it!! Hugs, Darnell

Bonnie said...

This is adorable! Love the dimension and the way you've used these colors!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Great job with this week's technique! I love the effect of the 3-D paper piecing on your hedgehog....such a cute image! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Outstanding! You rocked out every one of these challenges - those colors are amazing~ Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

Mae Collins said...

That hedgehog is so cute. A lovely card. Thanks for joining in with our challenge this week at Just Add Ink.

Marisa said...

Great colour combo and just love that PB hedgie :) Thanks for joining us at Just us Girls.

KimB said...

The detail in your hedgehog is a real delight Karren! And tops off a beautifully finished card. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Fantastic combination of all of those challenges! Your inked die cut turned out great and makes a great frame for that cute hedgehog. Love the 3D paper piecing, too. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Nikki Spencer said...

Love your card Karren! The bold blocks of colour and that beautifully coloured adorable Hedgehog are a perfect combination. Thanks for joining in at JAI.

Heidi Baks said...

Awww, very cute! Great paper piecing. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Nancy said...

Karren...Fantastic combination of all the different challenges! Your inked die cut turned out great and makes a great focal point for that cute guy! Love the 3D paper piecing, too. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Love that cute little guy!
You've done a fab job with the colour combo this week.

Trish
JAI Design Team

Tina said...

This is such a fabulous card Karren. I can see in one photo you've decorated the inside too - I wish you'd posted a photo as I love seeing how people do their insides (not enough do them!). Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink.

JoAnn said...

Congrats on being Chic of the Week at JUGS. Your card is so adorable. Love how you layered the hedgehog.