Hi there,

I’m Karen Jiles, the newest member of the Hedgehog Hollow Design Team.  Today, I’m sharing a “Be Mine” Keepsake created with the December Hedgehog Hollow Kit. I loved how this keepsake came together. In addition to the December Kit, I also used a shadow box, wooden frame, Nuvo Embellishment Mousse, Black Versafine Ink, Velvet Ribbon, Nuvo Crystal Gems, and gesso. The overall keepsake measures 8 x 8 and perfect for that special someone in your life.

Take a peek at my project steps below:

I began this project by applying some Poppy Pink Nuvo Embellishment Mousse to white cardstock from the Hedgehog Hollow December Kit, and then I heat set it to dry.

After the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse dried, I stamped ornaments and sentiments from the December Kit onto the moussed cardstock, and then I set aside to dry.

Note: As the ink dries, the ink reacts with the Embellishment Mousse creating some highs and lows in the depth of the stamping.

Next, I layered the velvet ribbon and textured specialty paper onto the wooden shadow box.

Using 3D tape, I adhered the stamped layered cardstock onto the wooden shadow box.

Note: Using a ½ inch circle punch, I punched half circles out of the specialty paper and adhered them to the stamped layer of cardstock.

Next, I added some crystal gems to each stamped ornament using some Nuvo Clear Adhesive.

Lastly, I adhered the small shadow box to a larger frame and tapped on some gesso using a paintbrush to enhance the overall design. The gesso gave this project a fun Mixed Media element.

I really enjoyed creating this Keepsake using the December Kit. It holds some fun texture, simple, delicate elements and perfectly sized for tabletop viewing.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Karen