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I've created this blog to share my life & love of paper crafts with others. You will read bits and pieces of what goes on in my world and be able to see my paper craft creations! Please leave me a comment if you see something you like. I'd love to hear from you!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Whooo's Special

Lucky me, I've been able to do lots of stamp-related things over the last 2 days! I was able to take my time shopping at a local scrapbook store and Hobby Lobby 'kid-free' (big thanks to my Hubby for that!), I sketched a bunch of layouts in a notebook and now with new supplies in-hand, I was also able to get inky and watch some of those drawings come to life! I'll still have a lot more cards to finish up, but I'll hopefully be showing many of them off in the upcoming week!  Now that's lucky for you! LOL!

In the mean time, this owl card I have for you today was one I put together about a week ago. I was playing around with the Double Tall Pines (741P) and found that I like them as a background the best. I think they make for some really great masculine cards.  For the card front below I used the masking technique to create the background so that the pines overlapped a bit.  I used a Post-It Note to section off the area I wanted for the ground and sponged it with Vintage Photo ink.  I used the same ink to distress the edges all around the card front as well. 

I used Oswald the Owl (132H) for my focal point.  He was colored with Copic Markers and I used the Out-of-the-box Technique to cut him out.  If you look close, his tail is sticking out from the oval frame.  I sponged beige ink around him to create the frame while he was still in the Nestie die.  I did the same thing with the Whooo's Special Greeting (142B), but when I adhered it in place, I used foam tape to pop it up and add some dimension to the card front.  I added 2 brown brads to the upper left corner and then adhered the card front to a dark green cardstock base.  Finished size is 4.25" x 5.5."

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!


1 comment:

Karin said...

Your pines look awesome in your background...See, THIS what I wished my card for tomorrows blog post looked like...lol! Owl is perfect paired with these too and I love the distressed sponging on the edges too :)


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