Peace On Earth…

Ok, I know it’s early for a Christmas post, but SU! introduced us to the new Holiday Catalog and now I’m all excited to show you some new possibilities for you to use.  At least I didn’t post anything Christmas in July (like Hobby Lobby!)

This has become one of my favorite new stamp sets and goodness I do love this embossing folder of River Birch tree trunks…


Here’s a close up for you…


Can you tell the trees are embossed but the fox is not?  And there’s that silver thread again and a little bling.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Basic Gray, Lost Lagoon, and Heavy Whisper White cardstock, plus Silver Glimmer paper
  • Ink:  Versamark and Memento Black
  • Stamps:  The Wilderness Awaits…the sentiment is retired
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Silver Thread, Sponge Dauber, Silver Embossing Powder, Aqua Painter and Large Oval Punch


  • The Basic Gray base card is 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • The Lost Lagoon layer is 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ and is attached to the base card with adhesive
  • Stamp the fox on the Heavy Whisper White in Memento Black.  Stamp the fox on a piece of medium cardboard and loosely cut the shape of the fox out of the cardboard.  When you place the Heavy cardstock in your embossing folder, place the cardboard over the folder with the opening over the stamped image inside the folder.  Try using only the top cutting plate first.  All Big Shots are different.  If you aren’t getting enough pressure to emboss, add a impression sheet or shims of cardstock until you get enough pressure to achieve the embossing.
  • With your dauber lightly rub over the tree bark with Basic Gray.  Start out with a light touch…you can always add more color.
  • Wrap this layer with a crisscross of Silver Thread attached at back with adhesive.  Stamp sentiment with Versamark and sprinkle with Silver Embossing Powder and heat.  Punch another large oval from Silver Glimmer paper.  Add dimensionals to back of sentiment and offset over the Glimmer paper.  Add dimensionals to back of Glimmer paper.  Wrap several layers of Silver Thread around four fingers, remove and cross the loop in the center and apply to dimensional on back of Glimmer paper.  Attach over the crisscross of thread and fuss with the threads to spread them out.
  • Now I colored the fox with watercolor pencils and a wet brush.  But you can use reinker and an Aqua Pen too.  Don’t fuss with it, just a light shading will work.

This fox is intriguing to me the way he looks directly at you.  And this new embossing folder makes a gorgeous background.  I have lots of ideas and plans for it.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you feel inspired to make a beautiful creation.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Oh goodness…a record!

Get inky people…Be HaPpY!