26 June 2019

Foxes - alcohol ink markers

A snuggly fox couple for a Christmas card featuring a Newton's Nook stamp set and colouring with Nuvo alcohol markers.

Putting It Together

I got the Fox Hollow stamp set at a recent garage sale hosted by a scrapbooking store. Such cute little foxes.

I used masking to create a snuggly little scene with trees and a fox couple on Simon Says Stamp #110 cardstock that's alcohol marker friendly

I used caramel and green inks for the image items.

I picked up several sets of Nuvo markers when they were in a bundle sale at the end of last month. With the sale and the discount for being a Hedgehog Hollow member, even with shipping, the markers were less than $1.50 each! The markers have a bullet nib and a chisel nib. The colours are vibrant though they don't really match the stickers on the markers. However, the markers do perform well and I am happy I got them. I'll pick up the rest probably a few sets at a time. I did a swatch set but still use space on the panel I know I'll trim to play with blends. I was torn between blue and purple for the scarf.

I used a Spellbinders die to trim the image; then used a grey marker to add am an impression of snow.

I decided to use the sketch challenge #58 for my layout.

I used a DCWV pad for the snuggly paper and to use a kraft card base.

I used tape runner to adhere the patterned papers and foam mounting tape for a small bit of dimension for the image.

Inside, I added a strip of the tree paper and a sentiment from the set.



Inky Paws: Copy Cat - Sketch
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas: Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday: Occasions
Outlawz Festive Friday: Theme - Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown: Keep It Simple


  1. Lovely card. Thank you for joining Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

  2. Great job with the masking with the trees and fox image! Super fun card! So glad you joined Inky Paws for our 100th celebration!

  3. Cute card and I love your masking! Thanks for sharing with us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  4. Wow a master of masking!! I don't have the patience! Thanks for playing along at Inky Paw's 100th challenge!!

  5. Such cute little foxes, Kate! You've done an amazing job masking them. Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!


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