Hello, and welcome to a new week, my friend! I hope that you enjoyed your weekend. Why do they seem to go by sooooo fast?! I’m still working on my latest alcohol ink project – you can see the beginning of it in THIS POST – so I have something new to share with you today. As soon as I saw this die, I knew I had to have it. I proudly introduce Fabulous Mr. Fox!
FABULOUS MR. FOX
The dies, by Gina Marie Designs, are wonderful layers to create the colours and depth of the fox, the log and mushrooms.
The fox layering die is one die set; the second has the layering dies for the log and the mushroom duo. I simply die cut the mushrooms twice, so I had 2 to add to the card.
DIE CUT DETAILS
First, start with die cutting the pieces for your fox. Use white for the main body, then a dark reddish brown for the accents on the face, body & tail. Use a combination of white and black cardstock for his ears, eyes, nose, and feet. To add more depth, use Fired Brick Distress ink on the red parts, and a bit of Milled Lavender to the inside of the ears. Next, use glue to layer all of the parts together. You’ll need a fine tip glue, and a pair of tweezers, to help make it easier.
Next, use 2 colours of brown cardstock for the log outline and background. Do the same for the mushroom backgrounds, and die cut the overlays from white cardstock. Before layering the mushroom tops to the bottoms, use a blending tool with Fossilized Amber and Vintage Photo Distress Oxides, to add colour to the mushroom caps. Next, use the fine tip glue to layer the pieces.
Isn’t this fox just the cutest? Here’s a close up so you can see the details.
Cut a panel of white cardstock for the background. Lay the birch tree stencil/mask over it, holding it in place with Thermo Web Purple Tape. This is a re-positionable tape, that won’t tear your paper. Apply Vintage Photo Distress Oxide with a blending tool, to create the trees. Next, use another blending tool and apply Broken China for the sky. Create the grass with a combination of Mowed Lawn and Shabby Shutters Distress ink.
Once you’ve finished with the background, attach the log and background mushrooms with glue, and then the fox and foreground mushrooms with foam tape or squares. Now layer the card front to a dark green panel, and then onto a light green card base.
I know I’m going to enjoy creating more projects with this Fabulous Mr. Fox!
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