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Sep 18, 2019

Autumn Hedgehogs

Hello and welcome! It's time already for our midmonth share for the Penny Black and More September challenge where our theme is "Animals". Plenty of time still left to join us if you  haven't already, and we always welcome up to 3 entries for more chances to win. We do have some fantastic prizes to give away, so hopefully you'll decide to play along!

This cute hedgehog stamp I've had for several years has been neglected on my shelf, so I decided it was time to ink it up. I stamped with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink on Bristol Vellum paper, then heat embossed with black embossing powder. The image has then been colored with distress inks (I've listed and linked each color closer to the end of this post) from an ink pad, diluted with water and I used my Zig Detailer brush for coloring.  The small leaves are from the retired Stampin Up set Petite Patterns, retired but available on ebay. They were stamped around the image using Peeled Paint Distress ink. Sentiment is from the Penny Black set Sweet Wishes stamped with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.

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I was playing with the thought of framing the card with the same pattern paper I used with the jute twine, but in the end I decided to just keep the focus on the cute image and not add a pattern paper frame. The little paper strip has been added with a glue dot and staples. The card base is a 110 lb heavyweight cardstock. 

My card fits these great challenges so entering here:
Dream Valley Challenges - Autumn Colors // Retro Rubber Challenge - Autumn Colors // Cardz 4 Galz - Fall // Brown Sugar - Anything Goes // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - PB opt. of something neglected // Send a Smile for Kids - Fall or Halloween For Kids

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  1. That is a super cute PB - love how you used it too.

  2. Oh what a sweet card Ellie, and so exquisitely crafted

  3. Well done that you kept it simple. I have that stamp I feel the need to ink it up. Thanks for inspiring me.

    1. Thanks Lynn. It's apple season, so the perfect time to ink it up :-)

  4. Soooooo cute! LOVING the hedgehogs!!!!!

  5. A super image, don't think I have seen this before. Love the leafy background too.

    Kath x

  6. Oh so adorable! I love those cute Penny Black Hedgehogs! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

    love Mags B x

  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

  8. So cute Ellie!! Love it!! xxx

  9. I'm running late this week! Another lovely PB hedgie image and so beautifully coloured in the warm Autumnal colours.

    B x

  10. So cute - you are so talented, that looks perfect for autumn! :)

    Hope that your week is going well :)

    Away From Blue

  11. So sweet autumn card, beautifully coloured!
    We didn't get one apple from our tree, so poor;-))m

  12. Adorable card! Love the images, perfect for a Fall Card. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

  13. Such a cute fall card. Love those cute hedgehogs.

  14. Simply the cutest! Those little hedgies are as sweet as can be, and perfect for our fall color challenge! Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber!

  15. Oh, this is just ADORABLE!! Love how you added the leaves, they match perfectly with the cute hedgehogs!!! Great design!!


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