Happy Hedgehog Birthday

HappyBirthdayHedgehog_2Hello! I hope you all had a great Christmas!

Today I have a cute and fun card to share that is simply perfect for a birthday of any age… I absolutely love this little hedgehog with his cute little balloon! In fact, I loved the balloon so much I did some selective stamping and added a few extra balloons to the card as well. :)

The hedgehog is from the Penny Black “Paint the Town” stamp set, and I stamped him onto a 4×4 inch piece of watercolor paper in StazOn Timber Brown ink, along with a sentiment from the Penny Black “Party Time” set. Onto a smaller scrap of watercolor paper, inking up the balloon only, I stamped it twice more with the StazOn ink.

Using a water brush and distress inks in Fired Brick, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Walnut StainTattered Rose, Iced Spruce, and Worn Lipstick, I watercolored the hedgehog, and the two other balloons. Once the other two balloons were dry, I fussy-cut them out and attached them to my panel.


I wanted to add a little bit of shine to my card, and so I added some Wink of Stella clear glitter to the balloons with a coating of Glossy Accents overtop… the effect is beautiful! Shimmering, glossy balloons… perfect!

A scalloped square is layered behind the hedgehog panel with dimensional foam tape, and then those two pieces were layered to the patterned paper-covered card base with the same foam tape. The card base measures 4 1/2″ square.

HappyBirthdayHedgehog_1Some finishing touches include some faux stitching along the card base and hedgehog panel edges and some red ribbon tied around the bottom portion of the card.

The result is a very fun, cute card that would be absolutely perfect for any birthday recipient… and is sure to make them smile! :)

Happy Creating!



My Favorite Things- Get SketchyInspiration

Today’s layout is inspired by My Favorite Things “Get Sketchy” challenge for the week. The large circle is where my hedgehog and sentiment are stamped; the balloons are the where the smaller circle is placed. The red ribbon holds the horizontal position, and I have layered my patterned papers as laid out in the sketch.

1 Response

  1. Becky H. says:

    This is very cute. My grown daughter loves hedge hogs. I like what you did with the balloons. The coloring of the hedge hog brings out his little spikes. Thank you for a new idea

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