Have you ever wondered how easy a card is to make? I am going to answer that question for you today. I am sharing this card my mom made under my instructions. She has never done any of these techniques but has watched me do them many times. She is a big fan of Hedgehog Hollow and their products.

She picked the stamp from the current subscription box. It is the ‘Mega Floral Background’ Stamp. To that she chose a foilable sentiment from the ephemera set called ‘Where the Wildflowers Grow’.

The first step was mom picking the foil for the sentiment. Never having foiled anything, she was extremely surprised how easy the ephemera was to foil. I think she is now not near as impressed with my. Foiling skills having done it herself.

Next she picked coordinating card stock for the card base and layer one for a standard A-2 card. Mom wanted to try heat embossing on this card also. For this step she cut a white layer 3. Using my Misti she stamped the background stamp and sprinkled the gold embossing powder onto it. Only a portion of the stamp was needed to fill the entire layer. At this point mom said she thought the embossing was the hardest part so far. She was concerned that she would touch the embossing powder before it was heated. Not to worry she nailed it.

As a result of her success so far now she wanted to add a bit of color to the beautiful gold embossed background. She chose pan pastels to use for color. She felt that would be easier then water colors. Using sponges she added a bit of color to the beautiful Hedgehog Hollow Stamp.

The final step was the assembly of the pieces. Having watched me put the pieces together mom went to town putting the card together. Not to be out done, she too had to add dimension with the sentiment and a few half pearls. I have taught her well. I am proud of her first card and she proved how easy card making can be when you have a plan and follow through with it. Well done mom!

I know this is not what design team members are suppose to do but I felt it was important for newbies to see card making can be easy. Having a beautiful Hedgehog Hollow Stamp as a foundation was key to the success per my mom. Thank you for allowing me to give my mom the opportunity to let her creativity shine.