The stamp set I used in this card is from the LAST Sale-A-Bration. I thought this fox was quite exquisite. While I enjoy having fun with animals that are more cartoon-like, I am really drawn to wild animals that are a little more realistically rendered.
I must note that the colors in this card do not show up correctly, much to my chagrin. The card base is a cream color (!) and the textured panel above the fox is actually white cardstock.
Because there are no bling-y embellishments on this card, it is very flat, which I love when I am putting a card in the mail. So yay!
I embossed the white panel with the Stripes and Splatters 3D Embossing Folder, found on page 177 of the Annual Catalog. This gives the card a more rugged woodsy feel, in step with the wildlife.
To complement that feel and to give it a vertical look, I wound Linen Thread around the right side of the fox panel several times. Adding a diecut "hello" on top of the Linen Thread gives the card a purpose -- just saying hello to the recipient.
I used Stampin' Blends SU 600 and SU 700 to color in the fox. Since he has a very sketchy appearance (I love that!), I took liberties with coloring him in, not being too careful.
After Mr. Fox was colored, I fussy cut him. I left the white border because I wanted to preserve all the sketchiness.
Do any of you recognize the really really old Old Olive Designer Series Paper on the fox panel? I still have a lot of it left. When searching through my DSP for a perfect background for the fox, I chose this from amongst the many I considered. I think it works very well. See? Something old . . .
Humankind must learn to understand that the life of an animal
is in no way less precious than our own.
- Paul Oxton -
Thank you so much, Lydia!Delete
I suppose both the cartoony foxes and the realistic ones have their place, but I think you made the right choice for this card!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2023/01/weighing-heavy-on-my-mind.html
I prefer this fox vs a cartoon figure, this is a lovely card. Thank you so much for sharing with Whimsy Home Wednesday Linda! You always have such beautiful designs.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much! I am honored by your comment.Delete
It's nice to find ways to use older papers sometimes isn't it? A mix of old and new. This is lovely, I can imagine that fox being suitable for all sorts of cards.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Julie! I can't imagine getting rid of any of my supplies, whether new or retired. I buy them because I love them, and will use it all until it's gone.Delete
Pretty card! I like the earth tones and the contrasting textures on this card. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 51.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Carol!Delete