I am so excited to get back into my craft room to do some Copic coloring (it’s been over 3 months since my last coloring card project)! I wanted to come on today to share a couple of non-traditional Valentines Day cards that I made for my design team project for Inloveartshop using the Snowflake Frame DiesMy readers can get 15% off at Inloveartshop by using the coupon code: FSCraftyPaws at checkout.

The Snowflake Frame Dies at first glance seem like they might be best for Christmas or New Years, but as I didn’t get to use them this past holiday season, I decided they would make the perfect festive and wintery frames for Valentines scene cards. Obviously Valentines Day occurs when it is the full height of winter, and creating simple foxy winter scenes with the Picket Fence Studios “Like a Crafty Fox” stamp set (one of my new favorites) seemed like a natural fit.

I used the following Copic colors to color up the foxes and the snowing scenes:
Fox Howling: Ears: R30; White fur: W2 and W3; Brown fur: E11, E13 and E15
Hearts (drawn in with a 0.1 pt Copic Multiliner Pen): E32 and R29 and a bit of Clear Wink of Stella for shimmer
Feminine Fox: Ears: R30; White fur: W2 and W3; Brown fur: E21, E13 and E15
Fox Looking Back: Ears: R30; White fur: W2 and W3; Brown fur: E11, E23 and E18
Snowy Ground: B32, B000 and C2
Crisp Sky: B01, B02 or BG01 and B04

I stacked two to three layers of the Snowflake Frames to build up card structure strength and dimension. To add a little sparkle, I topped the last layer with Clear Wink of Stella.

For the little card (that I thought would be a fun note to include with a packed snack for Mr. CraftyPaws), I used the sentiment, “i only howl for you” on the inside. There is just enough room to add a short handwritten. For the main Valentines Day card, I used the first three words of one sentiment, “i’m glad i caught you” (masking off the unwanted words with a strip of washi tape before inking and removing the mask before stamping) and the “found ya” sentiment, both from the Picket Fence Studios “Like a Crafty Fox” stamp set. I thought that sentiment could express the sentiment of the boy fox doing a double-take of the feminine foxy girl. 🙂

CLICK on the following picture to watch the process video:

These cards are being entered into the following challenges:
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
Penny Black and More Make it Feminine Challenge
Crafty Gals Corner Winter Fun Challenge
Stamping Sensations Favorite Stamp Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Add a Snowflake Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday Snowflakes Challenge


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