Count Hedgula

Count Hedgula

Hi Creative Friends,

I am sharing a spooky fun card design today featuring one of my very favorite characters, a hedgehog. But this time, he is all dressed for Halloween as Count Hedgula and ready to go Trick or Treating.

We have oodles of new Penny Black stamps and dies in our shop now and I chose this one to start the parade of Penny Black goodies.


I started by making a 4.25×6 1/2″ white card panel and blending on a few distress inks. First, I used a light layer of Salty Ocean, followed by Chipped Sapphire and a little Black Soot. When done, I splattered tiny dots of white and black ink, then set aside.

Next, I cut three BOO’s from the Big Boo die by Penny Black and Candy Corn cardstock, stacked and glued them today, and set them aside for now.

Now onto Count Hedgula and his faithful bat friend. I chose to watercolor him with distress inks so I first stamped the hedgehog and bat onto a piece of watercolor paper using Versafine Black Onyx ink. I got started painting by smooching little patches of distress inks onto my work surface. I used Rusty Hinge and Walnut Stain for his pricky fur and Saltwater Taffy for his face, feet, and hands. The cape was painted with Villainous Potion and the Trick or Treat bag was colored with Crackling Campfire and a few assorted colors for his treats. Mr. Bat was painted with Black Soot and Wild Honey for his glowing eyes.

Once they were all painted, I traced a smallish circle onto a section of the watercolor paper I used for the hedgehog and painted it with Wild Honey and Crackling Campfire. Once all the painting was done and very dry, I fussy cut out the characters and moon.

It was time to put this all together. Using a white card stock card base 4 3/4×7″ when folding, I added a Slate gray cardstock panel on top that covered the entire front.

Next, I added the foam-backed panel that I had previously blended on the black sky background, then the BOO went on top next, along with the moon.

To finish, the Count Hedgula and bat were arranged and attached with foam squares.

That completed my boo-tacular card design and it was a blast to make. I hope you give it a try! 

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