Friday, April 5, 2019

Foxy Happy Birthday

Hi, Foxy Friends......

I am here with another forest friend card. I was rummaging through my stash and found a couple of these fox images that I had previously rejected....but had saved anyway. To be honest, the heat embossing wasn't perfect, but it wasn't terrible either. I stamped over this one with a wood-grain stamp to make the irregular embossing less noticeable and found him to be completely acceptable after all. Hooray!!

My crafty pal Karen will recognize this fox as "Speedy Fox", an old Mark's Finest Papers image. She and I used to frequent their challenges and we actually "met" through them, before they sadly went belly up. I still have a number of their sets, but rarely pull them out. However, I am determined to use them more often and this is a start. 

I teamed old Speedy up with another of my layered embossed scrap backgrounds. This panel was heat embossed after I dry embossed it. Love the shiny golden gleam!!!

Supplies used include:
Mark's Finest Papers - What a Fox stamp set (retired)
Versafine ink in Vintage Sepia
Recollections - Woodgrain stamp (retired)
Simon Says Stamp - Khaki ink
Darice - Crackle embossing folder
Gold embossing powder

Hope you like my card and the woodsy looking background. Thank you so much for stopping by today.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Creative with Stamps Challenge #37 - Birthday

2. Double Trouble Challenge #25 - Wood + Woodland Creature + Cupcake Inspiration Challenge (I did all three...YAY!!)
3. Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday April Challenge - Wings, Tails &/or Spring Blossoms
4. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Animal Antics
5. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #380-381 - Anything Goes
6. Crafty Hazelnut's April Patterned Paper Challenge - AG with Patterned Paper
7. Craft Stamper April TIMI Challenge - AG with stamping
8. Southern Girls - Frame It
9. Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #467 - Woodland Creatures


  1. WOW!!! Another fabulous panel with the strips-recycling technique!! :D LOVE so very much the dry and heat embossing in gold, how striking!! Thanks for sharing the idea!! Another thing to try! :) The fox is so cute and sweet, and you shown her perfectly framed in the oval! Fabulous card!!

  2. Embossed scraps!?!?!! Another brill idea...

  3. Embossed scraps!?!?!! Another brill idea...

  4. That fox is so sweet. I have been revisiting my MFP stamps recently as well. Hugz

  5. Yes!! I sure do recognize this image...and I always loved that little fox. I would never suspect that you were camouflaging a less-than-perfect heat embossing because he looks great to me. That gorgeous gleamy gold embossing on your pieced background makes me think of a beautiful cloisonne brooch, and the oval frame lets him take center stage. Every time I rummage through my MFP stamp sets, I think back to those challenges with fondness. So glad that you pulled this sweet little guy out and turned him into a card!

  6. Cute fox and I like how you stamped over it.

  7. What a pretty card! Love the fox image! So glad you shared with us at Cupcake Inspirations!

  8. What a great idea to stamp over the imperfections with a wood-grain stamp! And I love the gold embossed embossing!!! Great job!!

  9. Another great background with the embossing and that gold gleam is perfect. What a great fox stamp too... Thanks for again sharing your card with us at Double Trouble and Cupcake Inspirations.

  10. Another gorgeous card Janis. Love the color combo with the golden accents!
    Thank you so much for joining in again at my Crafty Wednesday challenge where it's all about wings, tails or spring blossooms!
    Ellie from
    Ellibelle's Corner

  11. So adorable! Thank you for playing along at Creative With Stamps.
    Crafty hugs

  12. Wow, Janis! Lots of impact with the beautiful embossed scraps. Thank you for playing along at Double Trouble #25.

  13. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x


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