This is a super cute Autumn card
I used the Wallace Family from Lavinia Stamps.
For this I did the Joseph's Colour Technique.
A beautiful technique that can be used with any other stamps.
I cut a piece of card measuring 5 1/4" x 7 3/4". And randomly blended the colours. I used Distress Oxide Fossilised Amber, Peeled Paint and Fired Brick. I also used a Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade. Those are the colours I kept to, to make this card.
I then used my Oak Leaf to stamp all around the edge. I didn't do the middle as that would be covered by the topper. I Used an embossing pad to stamp with and Wow! Clear Gloss Embossing powder and heat set it.
Now, Time for the magic to happen.
Once all the heat embossing has been done I waited for a few moments for it to cool down. Then I used Distress Oxide Black Soot, blending it all over. But any other colour like Brown will work. Because of the Heat embossing the ink will not stay on it. After a few seconds after blending the ink all over it. Buff up the card with a paper towel or in my case an old tea towel that I use instead of paper towels. I wasn't too bothered about it being patchy in the middle as that will be covered by the topper.
I used another piece of card and cut it a bit bigger than what I wanted, hence the reason why there is two pencil marks to show where I need to cut it down to size. The topper size is 5 1/2" x 3 1/2 " With the Peeled Paint and a mini smoother I Flicked the colour from one side so it was darker at one edge than the top. I found it was easier to cut a bit bigger piece to hold onto and less chance of the card bending as you were flicking the smoothie over it. I then gentle flicked some water over it and dabbed it with my tea towel. Then used my heat gun to dry it before I started to stamp it.
Once I trimmed it to size and keeping the darker edge to the bottom. I used the Oak Leaf stamp and used Peeled Paint. Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick. Then I stamped the leaves with Fossilized Amber along the top to create depth.
I then stamped the Wallace Family in brown then stamped them again with a bit of black on the bottom where their paws are. With the foliage and the maple leaf I stamped it randomly with the heavier stamping at the bottom and the secondary stamping ( getting 2 prints from the stamp before getting anymore ink.)towards the middle. I then stamped the Mini Berries along the bottom and used Cosmic Shimmer Berry Red Glue to make the dots on the berries. But do this after you have done you Matt and layering on you card. Dabbed the mini smoothie with some Brown gently under the hedgehogs to create a shadow. Used a white Uni ball Signo pen to to do some tiny flicks on the spikes of the hedgehogs. Used a Sakura Gold Gelly Roll pen to do some gold dots in the leaves. This will fit onto a C5 card, with a bigger border. I made this card blank, so this is why I only have a small border around it.
A lovely, cute Hedgehog card.
For anyone who loves Autumn or Hedgehogs.
I do hope you give this technique a go.
Thank you for popping by.
Have a lovely day.