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.