Thursday, November 1, 2018

Thankful Fox - Spellbinders and Fun Stampers Journey

Good morning! I'm excited to be part of a fun blog celebration today - Fun Stampers Journey and Spellbinders are coming together today - November 1st, 2018! Here are some fun facts about Fun Stampers Journey Products:

1. FSJ stamps are made in the USA of deeply etched red rubber for a perfect impression every time.
2. Our thin metal dies are made of steel to give you clean cuts time and time again, without warping or dulling. And, they're coated in FSJ green so they're easy to find!
3. We offer over 50 exclusive colors - matching cardstock, ink, ribbon, and accessories makes creating easy!
4. Over 50% of our stamps have coordinating dies - no more fussy cutting!

I received a stamp and die set, as well as a fun embossing folder from the collection to play with and share with you today! I have two cards to share - first up, a fun autumn background, with a bold image and sentiment:

For this card, I started by using the fun Changing Seasons Embossing Folder on white cardstock, and blending some Distress Oxide Inks over the top. This makes the detail of the embossing pop in a nice soft and pretty way! I also added a good splatter of gold with my Starry Colors Palette.

Next up, I simply stamped the fox image from Thankful Friends in black ink, and cut out with the coordinating Thankful Friends Dies. I heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock, and tore the top and bottom edges for some texture. I mounted those both with foam adhesive, tucking a bundle of gold thread under the sentiment to bring out the gold from the splatters.

Next up, I went with very soft neutral tones using the same image, sentiment, and embossing folder - just a different color palette and slightly different arrangement of the elements.

For this card, I used the same embossing folder on white cardstock, but skipped the ink blending, and tore out a section in the center to open up to the gray cardbase with my white heat embossed sentiment.

I stamped the same fox in a soft gray ink, and tied some rustic twine around the card before mounting the fox - again with foam adhesive.

Which is your favorite color combo? Bold with fall colors, or soft and neutral?

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