Monday, 6 February 2017

Falling For You Forest Fox :D

A sparkly Autumnal Valentine's Day card using a bunch of different dies from Spellbinders along with some Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitter and some Morning Dew Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops :D I had this idea ages ago when I made the card 'Happy Birthday Forest Fox' as soon as I saw the waste from die-cutting the fox for that card, I thought, that would make a gorgeous aperture!! So this card was born (well, the idea was written down, and it's taken me till now to get round to making it lol) When die-cutting the fox aperture, you want to cut each of the pieces separately, and you can chose which side you want the tail to be by cutting it from the front or back of your panel (I decided to cut it from the back, as I thought it would look cute being on the left hand side :D) :D

For my background, I ink blended Carved Pumpkin, Candied Apple, Aged Mahogany, Brushed Corduroy and Ground Espresso Distress Inks to create a lovely Autumnal backdrop :D I then used the Brushed Corduroy to stamp the 'Falling for You' stamp (from an Apple Blossom stamp set from CraftStash) all over the background, and I stamped one more in black for my focal sentiment too :D I decided that I wanted the fox aperture to be glittery, so I chose three gold/copper colours of Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitter and I created an ombre effect :D I took a piece of wide double sided tape and placed it behind the aperture (release paper to the card) then I taped this over the opening with low tack tape, then I positioned the panel onto the centre of the card, and pushed down to attach the adhesive to the ink blended card (that might make more sense if you watch the video below :D) I then applied the lightest colour to the top third, and sprinkled a tiny amount into the second third, then I used the middle colour on that section, then I repeated the process :D

For the embellishments, I die-cut everything from white card, then I used the same coloured Distress Inks as I had for the background to colour them in :D I then assembled everything together using 3D foam tape to raise up the fox aperture, and I added final finishing touches such as doodled borders, white spots to the mushrooms and also some Tonic Studios #nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops (I absolutely LOVE using the clear drops on top of leaves or flowers, because it looks just like a drop of dew, which is obviously how they chose the name lol :D) Hope you liked the card :D

Dies I've used:
Spellbinders Woodland Collection - Forest Fox
Spellbinders Woodland Collection - Wreath (the little flowers)
Spellbinders Woodland Collection -  Mushrooms
Spellbinders Woodland Collection - Acorns and Leaves
Spellbinders 5x7 Matting Basics A
Spellbinders Fall Foliage (the tiny little maple leaf :D)

To see the process behind this Valentines card, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D

For more videos I've made using Spellbinders products, check out my playlist below :D 

Loads more photos below :D

I'm entering this card into the Win and Tonic Take Your Pick January 2017 Challenge :D I also entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp The Colour of Love Wednesday Challenge :D and the Simon Says Stamp Young At Heart Monday Challenge too :D