Saturday, September 15, 2018

Autumn Wreath Card with The Hedgehog Hollow

Hello! I'm so excited to bring you my first card as part of The Hedgehog Hollow design team! I'm playing with the September box, which has an absolutely gorgeous floral theme. This box is available as part of a one month rolling subscription, a 3 month subscription or a 6 month subscription starting with the September box. This box is full of truly AMAZING products! There are three stamp sets all exclusive to the box including the Bountiful Blooms stamp set that is illustrated by Shawna Clingerman. Awesome card designs are already starting to pop up in the Facebook group, so if you are a subscriber to the box make sure you head over to check it out!

The florals in this box are stunning! But I wanted to try and push myself out of the box and create a card that is unexpected. Autumn is one of my FAVORITE times of the year and when I saw the leafy stems in the Bountiful Blooms stamp set I thought they would look stunning as part of a wreath. I started by tracing a circle die in the center of a 4.25" square card (made from Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock) and positioned the longest leafy stem on the circle and stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I used my MISTI and turned my cardstock four times so that I would have a complete circle of vines. I had intended to stop and just stamp my sentiment in the center of the wreath...but it looked too empty. So I added the smaller vine stamp in the center and stamped it four times to fill in the center a bit. And then I just kept going! Haha! I filled the whole card front! But I LOVE the way it turned out!!

I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors to color in all of the leaves and then added some gold metallic paint spatters. I wanted some brown cardstock for my sentiment strips, but I don't have any! *GASP!* No worries! I just made my own using an ink blending tool and some Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink. I stamped the "Hello" sentiment from the exclusive Bloom Where You Are Planted stamp set included in the box three times onto my inked cardstock and embossed it with white powder. I trimmed out the little strips and popped them up with foam tape. I embellished the card front a bit more with some Antique Rose Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Thank you so much for joining me! This box is full of so many amazing products! I can't wait to show you what else I've made!

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