Wednesday, July 26, 2023


On Monday Mr. Rabbit was dancing in the rain.  Today Mr. Fox decided to take a walk across his favorite bridge even though it was a rainy day.

But he is well prepared for the rain with his bright sunny umbrella, hat, and raincoat.

Today's card uses the Double Embossing Technique that I demonstrated on my Learning with Friends video a couple of weeks ago.  If you missed the video, you can watch the replay below.

This technique is so easy.  All you need are two embossing folders and a Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine (or similar).  The video includes some tips on which folders work best and the best "order" to use them.

The two embossing folders used on this card are the Raindrops Embossing Folder (EF) and the Painted Posies embossing folder.  As I recommend in the video, it works best to emboss with the folder that has the most consistent and least extreme embossing pattern first and then emboss using the folder with the heavier pattern.  So, on today's card I first embossed with the Raindrops EF and then with the Painted Posies EF.  

Mr. Fox was colored with Stampin' Blends.  To see the colors used, you can download the free tutorial available at this link.

The bridge that Mr. Fox is crossing is assembled to the embossed panel so that it curves slightly outward from the card front.  To do that, I adhered one end of the bridge with liquid adhesive and then gently pushed the other end of the bridge towards the adhered end to make the bridge slightly curve outward.  The second end of the bridge was then adhered to hold the slight curve.

This provides some dimension to the card and also provides a more realistic appearance as there is a little space between the card front and the bridge railing which provides room for Mr. Fox to walk.

Two tufts of Old Olive grass were die cut with the Playing in the Rain Dies and adhered at each end of the bridge with dimensionals to anchor it, so it doesn't look like it is floating in space.

At the end of his walk, when Mr. Fox gets to the inside of the card he meets his friend Mr. Rabbit who is still happily dancing in the rain. 

Mr. Fox and Mr. Rabbit hope you will stop by to see them on Friday as they join together for a chat at the fence.

Please refer to the following Product List to see a complete list of Stampin' Up! products used on today's card.

Product List

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