Ciao Bella Hello Hedgehog Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday
Hello, Friends! Since Autumn is officially here, I thought I’d dig into the Closet of Inspiration and Delight to put together this Ciao Bella Hello Hedgehog Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday. This is one of my all time favorite fall collections as it is filled with woodsy images, rustic textures and….wait for it…hedgehogs! Oh my stars and crowns! Does it get any better than hedgehogs and toadstools? I think not!
It’s easy to see why I love this paper collection so much. My imagination just runs wild every time I take it out for a play date. Today, these handsome mushrooms caught my eye. (My mom always called them Toadstools. Anyone else familiar with that vernacular?) Our handsome hedgehog is coming out to gather his dinner. How convenient to have his garden so close to his front door.
Simple Tricks and Techniques
Simple tricks and techniques make all the difference in this 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ top fold card.
- First, ink all the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. This helps to frame each layer and keep them separate.
- Next, lightly distress the bittersweet cardstock layer to add extra texture.
- Then, use a craft knife to trim around the outline of the mushrooms. I’ll share a nifty trick in the tutorial that makes that knife glide around the images.
- Now add a little fussy cutting to add a pop of color to the card design.
- Next, ground the corner of the hedgehog image with a twine bow.
Spatter fall flowers with diluted paint to give them that perfect touch of fall. Yummy! Brown and Cream Tartan Ribbon is the perfect finishing touch.
A Peek Inside
Piece together compatible sections of paper from your scraps to decorate the inside of the card. I’ll show you how to do this in the tutorial below.
If there’s a pocket…there must be something to tuck inside. Fall teas, a little note card and a tag do the trick nicely, thank you very much!
Throwback Thursday Hello Hedgehog Tutorial on YouTube
Now if you’d like to see this card come together in real time, please enjoy this video tutorial.
This paper collection was hard to find, even when it was newly released. A quick Google search revealed that it can be found in bits and pieces in various online shops. THIS LINK will take you to my page search if you wish to add it to your Closet of Inspiration and Delight.
I hope you enjoyed today’s Throwback Thursday. I’m smack in the middle of creating my Button Farm Club Christmas card kit, so I hope I will be able to squeeze in one more Throwback in September. Many of you wanted me to share the tutorial for the Let it Snow Folio Base. I’m working on it!
Thanks for stopping by!