Xmas: Fox and mistletoe

Fox & mistletoe

After creating the stack of Polaroids with last month’s mermaid, I swore that I would just colour this month’s image and “put it on a card base”. Of course I couldn’t keep it quite that simple, but I did at least limit it to some printing, stamping, masking, die-cutting, colouring, heat embossing, and adding a bit of sparkle 🙂

How:

I printed the cute little fox onto some Neenah and then used my light box to trace him onto masking paper, which I fussy cut out. With the mask in place I stamped the trees, pine branches and mistletoe in two shades of green dye ink. I hadn’t wanted to stamp the mistletoe in black — I wanted the fox to be the star of the card — but it was too toned-down, so I took my finest grey Copic multiliner and carefully drew in the outlines, which gave it just the right amount of intensity. Then I used my Copics to colour the fox, snow, mistletoe and sky.

I die-cut the panel down to size with my new A6-proportioned stitched rectangles — thank you so much to Create A Smile for making these — and also used them to create a frame, which I glued flat to the card base before popping the fox panel up with fun foam. The snow was added with white Nuvo glitter drops and I used some black glitter drops on the fox’s nose.

For the sentiment banner, I die-cut some vellum using the hanging banner die, running it through the Big Shot twice to create a thinner version, and heat embossed the sentiment on it. This was glued in place, hiding the glue behind the die-cut ribbons (which were coated with Wink of Stella for an extra bit of sparkle).

Fox & mistletoe - detail

Challenges:

Gerda Steiner Designs progressive challenge – August

Supplies:

  • stamps:
    Newton’s nook – whispering pines
    Altenew – poinsettia & pine
    Clearly Besotted – sentimental type
  • digital stamps:
    Gerda Steiner – cute fox
  • dies:
    Create A Smile – double stitched rectangle
    Avery Elle – hanging banners
  • inks:
    Versamark
    Lawn Fawn – celery stick, freshly cut grass
  • pens:
    Copic multiliner – grey – 0.05
  • Copic markers:
    fox – 0, C00, C1, C3, C5, E93
    mistletoe – G43, YG63
    sky – B0000, B000
    snow & shadows – 0, T0, T1, T2, T4
  • embossing powder:
    Judikins – silver detail
  • embellishments:
    Wink of Stella
    Nuvo crystal glitter drops – white blizzard
    Nuvo crystal glitter drops – midnight sky
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white
    Papermill Direct – pearlised – grey
    Hunkydory adorable scorable – robin red
    Papermill Direct – plain – Christmas red
    Dovecraft – premium vellum
  • miscellaneous:
    Inkadinkado stamping mask paper

Fox & mistletoe - display

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