End of January? Uh huh, time to get out the Valentine making supplies!
I feel my card for today would be suitable for a few occasions, such as wedding, anniversary, "love you". But, I see it as a perfect Valentine. And the adorable hedgehogs from the Happy Hedgehogs set are perfect to show someone your love on Valentine's Day.
This paper pieced card features Designer Series Paper in suitable prints and colors:
A few Stampin' Dimensionals in strategic places give the card a modest amount of dimension. More dimension can be realized if you snip "grass" into the green on which the hedgehogs stand.
Keep reading for an easy tutorial on how to recreate this card.
Designer Series Paper suitable for hedgehogs, grass, sky and a heart, as well as for a background
Happy Hedgehogs stamp set (page 64 in the Mini Catalog)
Die Cutting Machine
Stitched Nested dies
Retired small heart punch
Stampin' Dimensionals, regular and mini
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of white cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.
To this card base, add a piece of leafy Designer Series Paper that measures 3 3/4" x 5". You want the DSP to be fairly simple in design so as not to interfere with the cuteness of the focal point.
From white cardstock, die cut a frame that measures 4 3/4" from point to point using the Stitched Nested dies.
From the same die set, but using the next smaller die, cut from a Designer Series Paper print that makes a good simple sky.
Cut a strip of Designer Series Paper that would make a good grassy area that measures about 1" x 4". Glue this to the bottom of the sky piece even with the bottom of the sky. Using paper snips, trim the edges of the green to fit with the sky.
Choose a Designer Series Paper that looks sort of hedgehoggy. I chose a soft gray print. Using the two hedgehog stamps, stamp one of each. Fussy cut the hedgehogs. Place them onto the prepared piece as well as you can so their noses are sort of touching and adhere in place.
With a heart punch, punch a heart from red and white dotted DSP. With a Mini Stampin' Dimensional, place it between the hedgehogs' heads.
Add the finished scene to the larger whtie label.
Using Stampin' Dimensionals, add this piece centered atop the green DSP background.