Hello and Happy New Year!
Erica here today and I know it’s not very wise to wish your life away but I couldn’t wait to be done with 2016, it has without a doubt been the worst year of my life due to tragic personal losses. And don’t get me started on what is going on all over the planet… it seems the world has gone mad! Just to top it off, a friend of mine has just broken up with the love of her life and because she lives far away, I can’t be there in person for her. Long-distance friendships suck…. Well, not the friendship itself, just being so far away from someone important to you. As I can’t pack up and go to her right away, I decided to make a cute card to send her until I can go visit her.
There are some really sweet sentiments in the And The Fox Said set and it just makes sense to match it with a fox from the Foxes set. I stamped up the wooden stump and one of the foxes in Memento Desert Sand ink on Neenah paper and coloured them with my Copics. I used this beige-ish ink as I didn’t want the harsh lines from black ink. It’s not exactly no-line-colouring but gives a much softer look. Once all coloured, I fussy cut them out and added 3MM Googly Eyes to the fox for a fun element.
On an A2/4.24″x5.5″ water colour card stock I stamped some tree trunks in VersaMark ink and heatembossed them in white embossing powder. Always use an anti-static tool all over your panel before adding embossing powder.
To add some colour I used distress inks in blue and green to make a hill and sky for the background. I splattered a bit of water on it after I was done blending the colours as I love that dotted look. To clean up the embossed bits I used a Q-tip dipped in water and simply wiped off the ink from where I didn’t want it.
The sentiments I chose, ‘Wish you were here’ and ‘I miss you!’, I stamped on a speech bubble I cut out using the Stitched Duo Speech Bubble die. The wooden stump, the fox and the speech bubble were all adhered using foam tape.
I could have stopped there but you know… I’m not so good at the CAS look so I grabbed my enamel accents in white and green. The green got dotted around the tree stump to add some details to the grassy area and with the white, I tried making some cloud shapes but I had no idea at the time if this would work out or not. The picture below is from when the accents were still wet and it looked promising.
Here is the full card, although bear in mind that this picture is taken while the enamel accents were still wet as I might have been a bit on the impatient side… it’s past my bedtime at the time of writing this and without my sleep, I’m a very cranky girl and nobody likes a cranky girl! Let’s be honest, eh? ?
Here is to a healthy, as happy as possible and very crafty 2017!
Fist bumps for good luck from Erica