Papercraft

This Week in Crafts: The Autumn Squirrel

I was back to playing with the more autumnal stamps and colours this week, after the monochrome of last week’s elephant.

This week, it’s a heat-embossed copper squirrel playing in the orange and red leaves of autumn.

I did think about doing the squirrel in silver, since grey squirrels are more common than red ones, but I preferred the copper against the leaves. Silver wouldn’t be the right sort of grey, anyway. And the red embossing powder I have is quite the wrong sort of red.

Then I fussy-cut around the squirrel. It’s at times like these when I consider the ScanNCut machine, but then I think I’d probably only use it as a really expensive pair of scissors. And I thought my specifically-for-fussy-cutting scissors were expensive enough as it was.

Back to the squirrel.

Obviously, it isn’t quite finished: I’ll add a sentiment later, when I know the recipient, and why, and then I’ll probably also scatter some gems. Probably orange ones, maybe some red or yellow ones. I think a simple banner sentiment in the top left corner.

The squirrel came from the Wild & Free stamp set of Creative Stamping 87, and the background was from the Fabulous Foliage stencil which came with Simply Cards & Papercraft 217.

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