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Thursday, July 3, 2014

What Does a Fox Say?

Even though Father's Day was a few weeks ago, I wanted to share a card I made for my husband (from my son). Wild About Love (Close To My Heart) stamp set was sitting out on my desk from a previous card making session. The 'fox' images from this set made me think of the song: What Does a Fox Say? so I decided to use this phrase as a sentiment.

Masculine cards are often a challenge to make, but 
wood grain stamps and texture can be a great starting point.
Background Basics: Woodgrain was stamped onto caramel coloured cardstock with Creamy Caramel ink (Stampin'Up), then textured with Woodgrain Impression Plate. To create the look of wooden planks, I cut 1/2" strips from the prepared panel, inked the edges with Dark Chocolate, then re-assembled the strips onto the base. (You can see additional pictures and instructions for this technique from a previous blog post/card I made here.)

I layered several Spiral Notebook die cuts over the background and then added the fox (fussy cut) image on foam dots.  

One Spiral Notebook page was cut from New Leaf Gingham paper. The small tag (Coffee Cozy Details die) was cut from Canyon Clay Bitty Dot paper and attached with stitching. A red heart was also added to the tag. 
I stamped the sentiment using DJ Whimsy Alphabet with Dark Chocolate ink. 

The grass and flowers (Garden Variety) were stamped at the bottom of the sentiment panel. 

The sun (Heart-2-Heart #6) and a butterfly (Sweet Spring) were also stamped and coloured.

PTI Supplies, unless noted
Dies - Spiral Notebook Die, Coffee Cozy Die
Stamps - Background Basics: Woodgrain, Garden Variety, Sweet Spring, Heart-2-Heart #6; 
DJ Whimsy Alphabet (All Night Media); Wild About Love (Close To My Heart)
Inks - Dark Chocolate, New Leaf, Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, Vintage Tea Dye Duo; Creamy  Caramel (SU)
Papers - Caramel (Recollections); Confetti White (SU); New Leaf Gingham Patterned Paper; Canyon Clay Bitty Dots Patterned Paper
Other - Woodgrain Impression Plate; copic markers

I repeated some elements from the front of the card on the inside panels. 
Sentiments: Fillable Frames #4 ; Bubble Talk

Thanks for visiting today.
Karen C. 


Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is fabulous, Karen! So fun!

carol (krillsister) said...

Very cute!