What does the fox say? “More coffee please!” Lol, what else would he say? Especially, this Caffeinated Fox from The Rabbit Hole Designs! It’s day 3 of the new release and we’re hopping again today with a pair of foxy cards!
For my first card, I started by stamping, embossing, and Copic coloring my Caffeinated Fox. I’ve heard that you aren’t supposed to use Copic markers on embossed images. I know that if you emboss with black powder, the solvents in the markers can dissolve some of the black and cause it to smear. This is probably the case with clear powder too. However, since it’s clear, you won’t see it. I do not know if this can actually cause damage to the marker tips or not, so I’m very careful not to touch the edges. MaryAnn and Lynnea both mentioned that you can avoid the problem altogether if you use your Mini Misti to stamp with Memento first, color, then line it back up in the Misti and stamp it again with Versafine Clair, and emboss it last. I plan to give that method a try. (Isn’t it awesome to have crafty friends you can reach out to with questions like this? Come hang out with us in the Facebook group!)
After my fox was colored, I cut him out with my ScanNCut, leaving a narrow border. Then I taped ¼” off the sides of an A2 size piece of watercolor paper. I used watercolors to paint a background. I splattered on clean water when the panel was nearly dry and lifted some of the color. Then I splattered on some more concentrated paint to get darker flecks. After my panel was dry, I die cut the word coffee from it and glued it onto a white A2 card base. I made sure to add the negative pieces back inside the letters too. I stamped my sentiment onto a black fishtail banner and embossed it with white powder. Then I glued it in place under the die cut word. To finish the card, I popped my Caffeinated Fox up with foam tape, then glued a few black gems to the background. If you’d like to see what I did with the die cut word, check out this post 🙂 (Nothing goes to waste here folks!)
For my second card, I wanted to make an anniversary card. I started by stamping and embossing the Caffeinated Fox and the Caffeinated Cat. I colored them both with Copics and cut them out with the ScanNCut as well. I also watercolored the background again here. This time, I painted on light purple all over the background. Then I painted a horizon line and filled the space below with a darker purple. I flicked more of the darker purple on to add more texture. Once the background was dry, I stenciled on some leaves over the light purple area with Milled Lavender Distress Oxide ink. It reminds me of wallpaper. Once the background was completely dry, I stamped and embossed my sentiments from the Happily Ever After and Perfectly Blended sets. They lined up nicely in my Misti, so I was able to stamp them at the same time. To assemble this card, I glued the background onto a card base, then popped up the cat with foam tape and the fox with thinner fun foam so it would look like he’s standing a little further away. I added a few more of the same black gems to this card too. Then for a little more sparkle, I brushed some Aqua Shimmer onto both coffee mugs and the cat’s eyelids. I added Diamond Glaze to their eyeballs and the mugs.
There is a lot of understated shine on both of these cards and I really like how they turned out. Now that you’ve seen the whole new release, which of the caffeinated critters do you just have to have? For me, the answer was all of them; and the new sentiments too! I hope you’ll hop along with us for more inspiration and to enter for your chance to win! All of the details are on The Rabbit Hole Designs’ Blog. Plus, you can see how to qualify for free shipping during the hop too!
Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back soon with more great cards!
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