Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Long shadows

 The nearing holiday time has started to cast long shadows. The pace of life has accelerated and there is nearly no time for crafting. There is less light, too,  darkness descends early.

I wanted to make a card reflecting this time of year. It is dark, yet even the smallest light gives hope. My card is dark, very dark, but it is a friendly card.


The plant dies are used sideways as to create the impression of trees. They were cut twice, once from orange paper and once from black. Also the fox has been cut twice, once full from white paper and then partially from black paper. 

I outlined and highlighted the fox and the branches with a grey acrylics, which I partly wiped off. Then I wrote the text and then fussy-cut.

The lantern was stamped on orange paper and cut out. Dies and the stamp are by Simply Graphic, a French company. They have delightful dies and stamps.

Entering my card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create: #11 Anything goes (without the twist)

Color my Heart challenge: #471-use b/w/grey+one color

 Allsorts challenge: #652 Use hand stamped or digital image

MMM challenge: AG with optional black Yes! I used this option!

SimonSaysStamp Wednesday: Anything goes 


  1. Great use of dies, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week

    B x

  2. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

  3. Thanks for sharing this striking card at the Allsorts Challenge this week.

    Sarn x

  4. Very cute - I really like the branches! Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare :)

  5. Using the plant dies were perfect for branches and love the shadowing of the branches and fox... creative card. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Color Dare.

  6. Love the shadow theme. Foxes are my favorite so it strikes a cord.

  7. Very nicely composed! Your elements compliment one another beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
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