Tuesday, November 22, 2011

What A Fox - Mark's Finest Papers November Release Day 3

Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's November Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Peaceful Nuthatch
A Trip to Lancaster
What a Fox
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day! We will announce all three winners on Thanksgiving Day. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Wednesday November 23, 2011.

Today the Senior Design Team is showcasing Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company set called What A Fox.  I love this set for it's simplicity and the beautiful frozen winter creek with a fox's reflection.  There are so many different ways to showcase this set, however, I chose just to make a card this time. 

I started out by taking a snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder and running a Stampin Up! pacific pointe card through my big shot.  Then taking a scrap of bashful blue card stock, I punched a snowflake border using a Martha Stewart border punch.  Finally, I was able to start on my images.  Taking my What A Fox set, I stamped the main image and the small fox in memento tuxedo black onto Mark's Finest Papers Grandma's Snow Covered Porch card stock and then colored with koh-i-noor pencils with a blender marker. 

Once my coloring was done, I lightly stippled Stampin Up! soft sky ink over the trees tops to fill in a foggy winter sky.  Then, I layered the reflection image before adding some faux pacific pointe brads and popping it up over the snowflake border; and then popped up the small fox in the bottom left corner of the image.  Then taking some diamond ice stickles, I highlighted the snow in the trees, ground, shoreline, and several places on the frozen creek.

Here's a close up of the finished product.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Make sure to stop by all of the designers blogs and leave them some love letting them know how much you are enjoying all of the eye candy being created for you this week.

Stamps:  MFP What A Fox
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Soft Sky
Card Stock: MFP Grandma's Snow Covered Porch, Stampin Up! Pacific Pointe, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Koh-I-Noor Pencils, Prismacolor Blender Marker, Pop Dots, Ice Stickles, Martha Stewart Snowflake Border Punch, Stipple Brush, Small Hole Punch, Martha Stewart 2-Way Glue Pen


  1. Your colouring makes the image almost lifelike! I love the embossing as well.

    Hopping by,
    Jenny (Wifey Cookie)

  2. How nice..like how you added the sitting fox in the corner!

  3. Hi Bonnie
    Gorgeous card!I love the fact how much work you put into the stamped images. It has turned out amazingly and it really grabs one's attention. Also love the embossed look. It has been another great visit.
    Michaela xx

  4. This turned out lovely Bonnie!! The added fox tips the scales.

  5. Super cool. I love the single fox placed on here!

  6. Very pretty coloring of this winter scene.

  7. Very pretty! I love how you have flanked the image with die cut snowflakes!

  8. Oh Bonnie--this is beautiful!!!! I love the way you colored it! It was so much fun talking to you today. I hope you are feeling much better by the time you read this! Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

  9. I really like how you added an extra fox!

  10. Great coloring and your final touch with the stickles is fantastic! I love seeing all the sparkle (usually quite hard to photograph, but you sure did!) Great job, thanks for sharing :) Thanksgiving Blessings!

  11. Beautiful card. I love the vibrant colors you used.