Foxy Fall Card for The Paper Players

A foxy fall card with yummy metallic leaves is on the agenda for today. It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

foxy fall card

This week, sweet Claire has such a fun theme challenge for us:  Fall Critters! I took my cue from the challenge badge and opted to ink up this adorable fox from the Nature’s Beauty set. I am a huge animal lover, so I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

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foxy fall card

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This foxy fella was certainly fun to color.  I used Blender Pens and and inks to create Cajun Craze fur and Crumb Cake ground, finishing with a narrow shadowing of Balmy Blue.  Next, I punched him out with the Rectangular Postage Stamp punch, and popped him atop a mat of Brushed Metallic copper.

foxy fall card

Three Brushed Metallic leaves and a champagne rhinestone are the perfect accents.  You might be wondering about the gold hoop.  As is par for the course with me, I switched horses in the middle of the stream. The gold hoop embellishment was much more prominent with my first design idea, which involved snipping the fox out and attaching him to the leaves. However, I decided on the postage stamp concept, and left the hoop in place.  When it was all said and done, I ended up liking  just the small arc of hoop connecting the leaves and fox.

foxy fall card

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  1. Ann, another gorgeous card. I love the mix of papers. Your little fox is the perfect animal for the challenge.

  2. So beautiful, Ann! I especially love the metallic accents. Fantastic way to showcase that stamp set!

  3. Ann, this card is so stunning! Every detail is perfect! I love this fox and all the foil! Wood grain, embossing and layers of gorgeous detail! You certainly made my challenge shine! Thank you!!

  4. Wonderful card. – Lots of great details. The fox is really nice and those embossed leaves are a great embellishment.

  5. Ann, there’s so much to love about your card – from the houndstooth banner to the metallic leaves and the embossed panel. Then there’s that gorgeous fox…a totally fabulous card!

  6. Oh boy -this card is right up my alley! Love everything about it – excellent decision to leave the postage stamp look. It’s absolutely perfect with your layers – and that gold hoop is spot-on!! Wow!

  7. This is gorgeous. Love the colors!

  8. What a delightful card. love the layout, the beautiful leaves; but that fox . . . it’s the star. Such a cute stamp and it’s Perfect for your card layout, plus it makes for a great masculine card or for any animal lover.
    Take care & stay safe and have an enjoyable day

  9. Your card is so beautifully put together, Ann. I love the houndstooth paper with the foils, and the way you decided to incorporate the fox on your card – perfect!

  10. What a great card!! I love the entire design and, of course, all the foil!
    Your card would work so well for a masculine birthday or get well or for a Thanksgiving or Thank You card to anyone. I love it!

  11. Awesome card! Those leaves are stunning, and your fox is perfect for the challenge!

  12. This is perfect for our challenge this week, Ann! Just stunning! My mind went to this stamp set too, but veered off in another direction at the last minute! Glad to see this beauty being used in the line-up this week!

  13. Every thing about this card I love but the fox is the finisher. Don’t think another animal would be better than this fox stamp. Awesome!!

  14. Ann….one word for your card>>>>>*beautiful*!!

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