Thursday, June 1, 2017

Hello Foxy CTMH SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the June 2017 SOTM Blog Hop featuring the stamp set Hello Foxy. This month there are over 20 bloggers sharing projects created with the CTMH Stamp Of The Month. Our blog hop is a big circle so visiting the next blog (you will typically find the link at the bottom of a post) will take you back to the blog you started at.

You should have arrived here from ***Creations With Michelle by Michelle Stewart***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda Everitt keeps a list of participants on her blog at If You Bling It.

I am not sure if I was influenced by the card below (which was created by CTMH Corporate artists and is shown on page 57 of Seasonal Expressions 2)

or not, but I think the first time I saw this stamp set I thought about cutting out the wreath. This is the card I came up with.

I tried to create a scene with some dimension, but it it is hard to see in the photo. The foxes were stamped directly on the card base. I used watercolor paints to create a background behind the foxes and watercolor pencils to color in the foxes. I cut a frame from the Juniper patterned paper for my first layer and applied it with E-Z Dots, then, after cutting the oval aperture, I added the tree paper with 3D Foam tape.

To make my floral frame stamp an oval shape, I cut the largest oval Thin Cut out of some scrap paper and placed that behind the My Acrylix block while applying my stamp. After coloring the frame, I cut it out using a craft knife. To center the die cut and foxes, I used a centering ruler to help with placement. I was not even thinking top to bottom placement, but I got very lucky when the cut was revealed - this is something I will need to remember the next time I cut an aperture.

I used a variety of mediums to add color which I hope added dimension. I tried to visualize colors in the distance and remembered they are bolder the closer you are to something and get more muted in the distance.

Since I am not sure how much I love the first card I created, so I also made this simpler card.

I think it is a great option for anyone who might not be as fond as foxes as other people may be. This stamp could easily make an oval or circle shape by changing the angle that the leaves meet. Or stamp further apart (on a larger piece of cardstock) to make corners.

Before you head to ***Jennifer Dykstra's jd designs***, the supplies I used to create my project are listed below.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
If you are not already working with a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase all of the supplies I used at my Consultant website.

I hope you are finding many ideas for how you might use the Hello Foxy stamp set. Thanks for hopping with us and if you have a moment I would love to know what you think of my cards. So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Jennifer Dykstra's jd designs***.


  1. Both of your cards are cute! I'm glad you told how you used the oval die under your acrylic block to guide your stamp placement. Also, thanks for helping me on the business board tonight!

    1. Thanks and I was happy to help you find an answer to your question.

  2. Love the card with the foxes! Thank you for explaining how you did the wreath!

  3. I like the foxes in the window!

  4. Great cards! Love the two foxes!

  5. When I first saw your first card, I thought "How did she make that look oval?" So thank you for that we can manipulate our stamps. Very clever. The first one is my favorite, but the second is lovely, too.

  6. What GREAT cards Brenda!! Both are so fantastic! <3


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