Want To Hibernate | Hedgehog Stamp

Hello! We hope you are having a lovely weekend. Lynda is here on the blog today with a fantastic handmade card created with our *NEW* HEDGEHOG HUGS and TOTALLY TOADSTOOLS stamp sets and THE FOREST stencil… hedgehog stamp handmade card

I don’t know about you but I get so excited by Autumn. I love the rich colours and cosy feeling it brings. So when I saw the brand new release from Visible Image I was just thrilled to be amongst the first to get to play with them as they are just perfect for the season.

This card showcases the set called ‘Hedgehog Hugs’. This cute little guy is just adorable don’t you think?

hedgehog stamp | leaves | forest stencil | handmade card

I started with a background sheet that I created with Distress Ink by applying to my glass mat, spritzing with water and dabbing it into. Once dry I used a circle mask and inked around the outer edge to create the effect of a setting sun.

I then used my gelli plate and the Forest stencil to create a woodland backdrop. This was achieved by applying a thin layer of brown paint to the plate, laying the stencil over the top, and using a piece of copy paper to lift the paint between the trees. I then lifted the stencil, revealing the tree shapes, and placed my backing paper down over it to lift the image to it.

I stamped, coloured and fussy cut the hedgehog and leaf piles, and also one of the toadstools from the incredible ‘Totally Toadstools’ set, and using 3D gel glue created my  woodland scene.

Doesn’t he look cosy?!


hedgehog stamp | handmade card | I want to hibernate

hedgehog stamp set | Leaves | grass | I want to hibernate | clear | rubber

Toadstool stamps | mushrooms | fungi | clear | rubber

forest stencil | woods | card making

Mark and Helen have done such an amazing job on this release and the design team have been working hard to create some stunning samples.  Do take a look at the following social media links below if you’d like to see all the inspiration. Release date is the 27th August, but you can pre order now to be sure that they land on your doormat quickly. How exciting!

This card is awesome! What a gorgeous Autumn scene, our hedgehog definitely looks all cosy for winter!  Thank you Lynda ♡

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We hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, we will be back soon with more wonderful inspiration, do check out our Facebook PAGE and instagram  for more Design Team projects, and our YouTube channel for tutorial videos from Mark featuring our new stamps! ♡

Helen & Mark xx

hedgehog stamp handmade card

Mindful Forest | Stencils

Hello! We are excited to be kicking off a new week packed full of gorgeous inspiration here on the blog! Now that all the orders for our gorgeous new stencils have been shipped (thank you for the love!), we can spend some time sharing all the amazing things our Design Team have created with them! First up this week is the lovely stempelfrida from Germany with a beautiful project created with ‘The Forest’ and ‘Words of Support’ stencils…

Be mindful with nature – this is the theme of my piece today. It shows a lovely play of colours as you can experience it in the forest.

forest | stencil | mindful sentiment | handmade card

The basis of my card is a Gelli Plate print, which I designed with acrylic paint. To be honest, I didn’t find it soooooo exciting so that I did not use it directly. But that’s the way it is with Gelli Plate prints in my opinion, every single one finds his own purpose – at some point. And when I had the idea with the forest stencil, that was the time for this print. All of a sudden it was perfect. After all, this is something that is part of respecting nature: recycling.

So if you don’t like a Gelli Plate print at first sight, please do not throw it away, but just pick it up! At some point it will be THE right one for your project.

On this print I applied white structure paste with the forest stencil. I usually use an old check card. Sometimes I even cut them a bit thinner.  As you can see on the photo, my paste is a bit coarser.

The word “mindful” I also applied on a piece of natural, fibrous paper, which I tore at the edges. It has a wonderful plum tone.

I’ve made a few different snap shots. On some of them the colours seem so bright. The sun just came through the thick clouds.

And look here, the impression in the forest changes as soon as it gets a little darker. Great, right? It’s really like that. If the light in the forest changes a little then the atmosphere in a forest suddenly appears completely different.


And I also have a few portraits for you 🙂





stencils: Visible Image The Forest, Words of Support

forest stencil supportive words | mindful | stencil

Acrylic paint
Gelli Plate
Embossing paste

This is stunning stempelfrida! We agree this gelli print was made for this project and the colours are beautiful! Thank you ♡

You can find more of Stempelfrida’s wonderful inspiration on her blog.


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