Whittle Things Blog Hop


Welcome to our June Blog Hop featuring Whittle Dies by Poppy Stamps. These are adorable, and I want more of them. lol Thanks to Raya for bringing them to my attention.


We have a $50.00 Gift Certificate to the Scrap'n Stamp store for our hop giveaway, so be sure to leave comments on everyone's blog for your chance to win. The more comments you make, the more chances you have to win!

We are also offering 20% off Poppystamps before taxes, with the promo code Pamper. Valid June 4th, 2021 to June 6, 2021 at Midnight PT. While supplies last. Not valid with any other coupons, sales or promotions. Not applicable on previous purchases.


Now that I have finished with the business of the day, lets get back to the card I made for the hop. 

I decided I wanted a distress background, which is where I started. Using watercolour paper I sprayed the piece with water. I then sprayed the inks on my craft mat and spritzed again with water. To apply the inks to my watercolour card I used my Ranger ink blending tool with foam and applied, going in circles for coverage. I did this with both the Peacock Feathers Spray and the Picked Raspberry.

I do not have the Twisted Citron spray as of yet, so I used my Oxide ink pad, putting down a lot of the colour and spritzed it with water, then applied it to the watercolour piece with another Ranger ink blender. While still wet I added a liberal dose of Perfect Pearls mixed with water.


The watercolour piece I made was a large 7 x 7 inch piece of Fabriano Hot Press, as I wanted to be sure I had enough for my die cutting of the circles, which I did once it was dry.

For the background piece I then did smooshing using the same colours on a piece of Neenah cardstock, and when dry ran it through my Gemini Jr. using an embossing folder. I then added splatters of Gouche, Perfect Pearls and water.


I then die cut the watercolour background I made using my stitched circle dies along with the Hugs die from Poppystamps. I then painted on to the outside piece some Nuvo Shimmer in Rosette. Next I cut 4 pieces of the hugs, they are all a different colour, but I liked the lighter version for my top layer and glued them together. 

I die cut the Hedge Hugs from white card and coloured them using Copic markers. 


To put it all together I used a Gina K Design Ivory cardstock for my card base. I added matting in a deeper blue, then added the smooshed embossed background.

I then attached the first two pieces of the circle die cuts using Nuvo Adhesive. I failed to mention that when I die cut the circles I also splattered the main circle piece with Gouache, then attached it using foam squares. I then glued on the sentiment, and attached the little Hedgies using foam squares.


To finish I added sequins and to some of the sequins I added small gum drops. 

The embossing folder is called Regency Swirls and it is the embossing folder that came with my Gemini Jr. machine.

I do hope you have enjoyed today's card and wish to thank you for your visit. Up next on the hop is Lindsey.


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17 comments

  1. I love the colours in your blended background, Kia. I hope to one day feel as 'Zen' as those hedgies look!

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  2. Those hedgehogs are adorable! Love the background you made for them Kia :)

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  3. I LOVE THE HEDGEHOGS!!! The Whittle animals are my favorites from Poppystamps, and these little guys are some of my favorite animals. Nice job coloring...

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  4. I adore Hedgies and these are so cute! Loving your color combo, great card.

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  5. Your card couldn't be any cuter!

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  6. Gorgeous card! Your hedgehogs are adorable, and I love the inky background.

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  7. Love the colors and background! Such cute hedgies!

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  8. Cute as can be! These hedgies are just adorable! Love the layering and colors you used on your card!

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  9. These hedgehogs are so cute! I really like the way you made the background, and can’t wait to try it with my DO inks. Thanks for inspiring!

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  10. Fabulous work here
    and love the inking.
    Carla from Arizona

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  11. Awww! Your whittle hedgies are definitely huggable! So cute...and such a pretty background you've staged them on!
    ~carol

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  12. So in love with thee hedgehogs giving hedgehugs!

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  13. Marisela Delgado said: Such beautiful colors! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  14. I love everything about this card and what I've tried to do. Mmmm splatters and Pearl's and water equals mud when I try wa wa. The Whittke cute hedgies fit perfectly on the Hugs. Love it! The colors and textures are so so pretty!! 🦔❤

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  15. Those hedgehogs are adorbs, great card

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  16. Your hedgehogs are so cute! I really like the contrast of the little one is on the large letter and the big one on the small letter!

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  17. I love that great background -what a great, fun and colorful card!

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