January 28, 2023


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 -



  1. I suppose both the cartoony foxes and the realistic ones have their place, but I think you made the right choice for this card!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2023/01/weighing-heavy-on-my-mind.html

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

    1. 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.

  4. 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.