Sunday 22 March 2015

Woodland fox

Foxes - you either love 'em or hate 'em, depending on whether you are looking at them from the point of view of a gardener/livestock owner or as somebody who appreciates the beauty of wildlife. I think I love 'em and hate 'em in equal measures!

Anyway, I got this set of X-cut Build-a-Scene dies back in the autumn and the pack was still unopened (I have another set still to open), so I decided to have a play using the Grand Calibur. A delve into my bits box produced lots of scraps of green card, none of which was big enough to make the A5 card the dies are intended for, so I wiggled and juggled and managed to cut the scene from 14.5 cm square card without actually breaking the edge of the outer one (although it was a close run thing as you can see from the tiny bump in the middle of the bottom)

Because I didn't want it to look as if I'd just cut the scene and plonked it on the card (always a danger when the dies do all the hard work), I added some stamped leafery and a bit of inky edging to the front layer, making it into a proper frame to the design rather than just a top layer.

I'm joining in with  Pixies Snippets Playground as everything but the base card is cut from snippets 
NBUS at DJ Kard Kreations with my previously unopened pack of dies
Scenic at Make My Monday
Freeze Frame at Cuttlebug Mania


cotnob said...

This is fabulous Jane, I love the dimension you have created with all of your wonderful die cuts.
I think I'm with you - being a keeper of chickens and a lover of nature, I love 'em and hate 'em in equal measures.

Joan said...

Awesome card - love the stamping you added!! I do like foxes (we had a baby fox sitting in our front yard one year!) Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday!

scrappymo! said...

Love your fabulous layers of dimension!

AO Creations said...

Awesome, love your card!!! Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania, good luck!!! Amy DT

JD/ Jill said...

This is a very creative your extra additions made the card really special.

Di said...

Oh this is terrific Jane! As soon as I saw it I thought of the current Cuttlebug Mania challenge - and of course you did brilliantly juggling those snippets too :)


Di xx

Darnell said...

This is really an outstanding snippets card, Jane! What a fabulous way to create depth on a card, which was especially effective for your love 'em/hate 'em fox! I also love how you inked and stamped the "frame" layer!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #4!! Hugs, Darnell

Marcia Hill said...

When looking at all the thumbnails over on Darnell's blog, yours stood out as the brightest, so I had to come by and check out your glad I did! Love all the depth you created with the layers and your stamping on the top layer is just gorgeous! Super lovely card!! :0)

Unknown said...

Gorgeous!!! Love it! xo ~ Christi