This was one of our little projects at class tonight. Painted Harvest Hedgehog. Isn’t he so cute! I just had to try it for myself and share it with my classmates.
Pinterest was the inspiration for this little painted harvest hedgehog. click here for link
It took a couple of attempts to get it right but I got there in the end.
To help you avoid the trials and errors, I’ve created a quick Tutorial for it, available for only £1. (bargain) Comment below if you would like me to send you the PDF. I will send you a bonus tutorial also for the Flower Card as illustrated below.
If you would like to make this lovely project for yourself, just check out my Product List at the bottom of the post and some Hints & Tips on using the stamp set.
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Use the gorgeous little Mini Pizza Boxes and the Whisper White 3″ Envelopes to make a gorgeous little Gift Pack of handmade cards for someone. I know they will just love it. 🙂
Painted Harvest Tips and Tricks
With the seasons changing, it’s the perfect time to talk about one of our most popular products: the Painted Harvest Stamp Set. If you’ve ever used this autumn-themed set, you know one of its most endearing attributes is that it gives you the look and feel of painting with watercolours. And, like any work of art, there are many factors that influence your final product, giving it a one-of-a-kind feel. Because this stamp set is meant to mimic the nature of watercolour, it’s particularly tricky to produce and can create varying results.
For the perfectionists among you (or those simply looking to master your craft) here are some tips and tricks for stampin’ like a pro!
- Stamp all layers of the image. 2 or 3 step stamping is made so that the stamps all work together.
- Make sure your ink pads are well inked. (goes without saying, buy a reinker when you order a new colour ink pad)
- Use nice, even pressure when stamping.
- Use the Stampin’ Pierce Mat underneath your cardstock when stamping. Especially for photopolymer stamps, this can improve your stamped image. (Buy 2 – keep one for piercing and one for stamping)
- Keep in mind that lighter colours won’t show up as deeply as darker colours.
- Play around with saturation levels (e.g., stamping full strength vs. stamping off) to get your desired look.
- The stamp is not supposed to match the flowers on the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. It is a completely different image.
- Card Stock A4 Pear Pizzazz 
- Whisper White A4 Card Stock 
- Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack 
- Early Espresso A4 Card Stock 
- Stampin’ Trimmer 
- Paper Snips Scissors 
- Bone Folder 
- Big Shot 
- Clear Block A 
- Clear Block B 
- Clear Block D 
- Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies 
- Painted Harvest Photopolymer Bundle 
- Stampin’ Dimensionals 
- Liquid Multipurpose Glue 
- Glue Dots 
- Stamping Sponges 
- Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad 
- Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin’ Pad 
- Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Pad 
- Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad 
- Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad 
- Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad 
- Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers 
- Linen Thread