winter fox scenes... LDRS Creative hop day 1

Hello my fabulous friends!




Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop! We are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe)!



We have TWO new 6x6 designer paperpads, with awesome patterns all ready for your Holidays and Winter-themed projects called ARCTIC SNOWFALL and HOLLY JOLLY HOLIDAYS!


There are FOUR stamp sets that are simply dreamy:  ARCTIC SNOWFALL, TREE LINE, MOUNTAINS, and let's not forget the awesome HOT CHOCOLATE set from Cre8tive Cre8tions!

We also have two new die sets that save you time on cutting, because they coordinate perfectly with the line stamp sets, but can also stand on their own! Crafters, meet the Tree Line Border Die and the Mountains Border Die!

 And you can grab the entire release in bundles, because you KNOW you need them all!





Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!


Each day we are giving away a $50 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper!  To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog on October 2nd.


AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!


Save 15% on the new release* and use code ARCTIC15

(*Coupon valid until midnight EST 9/30/18)








Now for what you have been waiting for...

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Stamps: LDRS Creative Arctic Snowfall, Hot Chocolate, Mountains
Ink: LDRS Creative Alloy, Dark Wash Jeans; Distress Ink Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Picket Fence; Uniball Signo, Copic Multiliner
Coloring: Copics
Fox- W00, W1, W3
Snow- BV20, C0
Mountains- E70, E71, E74
Other: LDRS Creative Stamping Mask Paper;  Ranger Perfect Pearls;


I wanted a white fox.. but white isn't JUST white, theres shadows to it.. And since he is on white snow there really isn't much contrast... So I went with a light blue-violet and a light gray for the snow, and warm grays for my fox. I also stamped him in a Alloy ink so his outline wouldn't be too harsh. I went in with a multiline after to darken up his eyes and nose.


These mountains make FABULOUS horizons in your scene cards! 

Creating scene cards doesn't have to be hard...



Stamp and mask your fox, then your mountains.
Blend on various blue Distress inks... For extra contrast, add a tiny bit of black just around the edges.
I like to work light to dark, then I go back over again with a second layer of everything to make sure it is saturated and well blended.


To create the snow, mix some water with Perfect Pearls, then use a paint brush to flick speckles over your sky. The Distress ink reacts to the water and you get sparkly splotches all over!


Color the rest of your card, and add in more snowflakes over the whole card..  
For more defined snow, add dots of a white gel pen!


Stamp your sentiment in LDRS Creative hybrid ink and cover with Perfect Pearls


Look at that shimmer! That Dark Wash Jeans with the Pearl colored Perfect Pearls is magical!

Now let's take it up a notch...


Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Stamps: LDRS Creative  Arctic Snowfall, Tree Line
Ink: LDRS Creative Alloy; Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass; Copic multiliner; Uniball Signo
Coloring: Copics
Moon- B0000, B000, C3, BV01, B21, B23, B24, 0
Snow- C0, C1, C2, C3, C5
Trees- B0000, C3, C4, YG99, BG99
Fox-W00, W1, W3, W5, W7
Other: LDRS Creative Stamping Mask Paper; Ranger Perfect Pearls; acrylic paint


This fox is darker because he is backlit, which means that most of what we see is in shadow.... I also stuck with darker colors for the trees, but left a white edge to them.


For this sky, I also die cut a circle out of masking paper (I then had to cover it with tape because it had some holes in it LOL)


Coloring this moon was trial and error.. I knew what I wanted, but I've never tried to color a moon like this before.... Lots of ink, lots of layers.... most of it scribbles!!! LOL!



Check out that sky! Because the my shimmery dots are only in the sky, they now become stars.


I used Perfect pearls mixed with water for this sky (just like my other card), but I also lightly watered down some acrylic paint and splattered that on for some more opaque stars.


For this snow... I knew I wanted strong color so it would look like night, but I also wanted it to look like snow, not just the sky. I used the same colors as the sky, but kept it lighter... I then masked my masked my sky, tree, and fox, and sprayed the snow with water mixed with Perfect Pearls. The Distress Ink reacts to the water creating these uneven blotches, and the Perfect Pearls makes it shimmer!

Regardless of if you keep things simple, or go crazy with your coloring, This stamps make creating winter scenes lots of fun!

Hop along, and be sure to leave comments for a chance to win!



KASSI {you are here}



See you tomorrow!

~Kassi


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Comments

Alanna said…
Wow Kassi these cards are stunning. And I’m glad you explained your process making these so well. Just fabulous!
Carla said…
Your cards are so far beyond beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cards and telling how you did it. I love them both!
Oh My Sweet Tooth goodness I'm in love with this card he reminds me of the Arctic Fox movie so soft and just Illuminating wow the Northern Lights type of feel they not typical Christmas colors but they should be I'm just in love with this
I just love the cards and even though it’s scribbles on the moon it looks so realistic. Tfs.
Cindy Holmes said…
Wow your cards are so amazing! You really used a lot of creative techniques when crating your cards! Especially with your fox for the first card! I just love the foxes eyes! They are just so precious!
Rosa Ramirez said…
Love your cards thank you for explaining how you created them and for sharing your techniques love your coloring on the foxes and your distressing is just gorgeous love love love 😊
TrainWithMeghan said…
The backgrounds are FABULOUS! I just love that little fox! You created incredible scenes!
Kristina H said…
Oh my goodness! Your cards are outstanding!
cghundley said…
Your cards are
gorgeous with
all the inking.
Love the foxes.
Carla from Utah
Sue D said…
Cute winter scene. Love the mountains.
Denise Bryant said…
Gorgeous winter scenes! Love your beautiful coloring and details! The white fox is amazing!
PAM JOHNSON said…
Absolutely gorgeous! Speechless! !
Heidi Lilley said…
such a cute card, love it !!! TFS
Becca Yahrling said…
Wow, your coloring is just amazing. Love that handsome fox, too.
Leanne said…
Such a lovely card!
Arianna Barbara said…
Awww!!! Awesome cards!!!
I'm already follow LDRS on IG (raggiodiluc3) and on FB (Arianna Barbara).
Jean said…
Such gorgeous scenes! love your backgrounds!
allison kulka said…
Such a beautiful card..the ink blending and coloring is amazing!
Dana M said…
Fantastic card! You created such a lovely scene and your coloring is fabulous.