Hello Foxy Friend!!

Hello, paper crafters and welcome!! Laurie with you this morning to share a card I made by mixing and matching quite a few goodies from the store!! I love rifling through my stash to see what I can use together, even if it’s just for one tiny element. You can get more mileage out of your stamps and dies this way!!

I started with a white piece of cardstock cut down with one of the Stitched Rectangles Set 2 dies, it’s the 4th smallest. I stamped the gorgeous fox from the Season of Change Stamp Set in the lower left corner with a alcohol friendly, grey ink. (I wasn’t sure where I was going with this design at first, so I ended up tracing over the image with a Sepia coloured pen after the image was coloured.) The stamp has the fox holding a pumpkin, so before stamping down, I simply wiped the ink off that portion of the stamp, super easy!!

I created a partial mask of the fox, as I wanted him/her to be laying in a bed of flowers and greenery which come from the Thinking of You Always Stamp Set. I love how there are a few small images that are seperate from the large floral cluster! And those dots!!! These are great for adding extra interest or filling in blank spaces!!

Before I traced around the image, I used Vintage Photo and Wild Honey Distress Inks to blend around the edges. You can see on the upper portion of the scarf (between the stripes) the original ink colour I used to stamp. I think it would have been pretty if I hadn’t inked around the edges with those particular colours.

The colours became quite muted after the blending so I popped this panel up onto a Scallop Rectangle Die that was one size larger. This seemed to brighten things up a bit. And of course, I forgot to add the sentiment before adhering the two panel together!! The “Hello Friend” comes from the Fall Friends Stamp Set and I used my Misti to help with the stamping!

I wanted to use a white card base, so to break up all that white I used another Stitched Rectangles Set 2 die on some kraft cardstock. I adhered the white, scalloped panel directly to the kraft panel using tape runner adhesive and then attached it to the card base the same way.

I added a bit of sparkle with a glitter pen to the scarf and the purple flowers as well as some Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the same areas!

I sometimes struggle at this time of year with making cards as I’m so used to making Christmas projects but I’m pretty happy with the way this turned out!!

Thank you for stopping by this morning! I’ll be back soon!!

Laurie

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