Well, I am running late, this Friday the 13th! Is anyone else a bit superstitious about this date? I’m not, really -just a bit cautious. When we were kids, my brother was struck by a car on a Friday 13th. Luckily, it was a slow moving car (he was running for ‘home’ playing a game with friends in the neighbourhood). As a result, he was in a coma for 3 days, but it all worked out fine; he had no lasting damage! So, that’s what makes me a bit cautious about this date. Otherwise, I’m fine with walking under ladders, I will run towards black cats – to pet them! – and I don’t throw spilled salt over my shoulder, because I’m the one who has to clean it up! Anyway – besides running late with today’s post, today I have a very cute warm winter wishes Christmas card design to share with you.
I’ve had this adorable Lawn Fawn Winter Fox stamp set and matching die since last year. I love foxes, and this little fox even has his own cup of coffee – or hot chocolate, if you prefer!
I love that the die also cuts the curls of steam, coming up from the mug!
On a piece of white cardstock, stamp the fox in Tuxedo Black ink. You can use your favourite medium for colouring; I chose my alcohol markers. I have a good colour selection of Blends from Stampin’ Up!, so I used them. For the fox, the main colour is Calypso Coral dark, with shading in Cherry Cobbler dark. The mug is in Bermuda Bay dark and light; the dark is also on the scarf, along with light Gray. Create the snowy hill background by freehand cutting white cardstock and blending on a bit of Broken China Distress Oxide ink. Stamp the sentiment from the Winter Fox stamp set in Versamark ink on the left hand side. Cover it with gold embossing powder, and heat set.
I had a birch tree die in my stash that I used for the trees. Once the trees are die cut, attach them with either Sticky Dots or liquid glue to a dark blue panel. Now you can layer the snowy hill, and add the fox die cut with foam squares or tape. For a final touch, blend some white Gouache paint with a bit of water, and splatter it with a small paintbrush onto your card front.
With the main 2 layers glued down, and only the fox popped up with foam tape, this card is very mail-friendly! And very cute, I might add (humble brag) *wink* I made several of this card at once, as I have more than one fox-loving friend who I hope will be happy to receive it.
Links are included below, if you’d like to ‘get foxy’ and send someone you know some warm winter wishes! Thanks for visiting me today – I hope you have a great weekend. Be sure to come back on Monday, when I’ll be sharing another adorable card, for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team!
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