Thursday, February 19, 2015

Owl days are the best

Today’s card was made for submission to this week’s Freshly Made Sketch and The Paper Players Challenge of featuring one of our feathered friends on it.  

The card is on a top fold A2.  It is pretty much a one layer except for the owl who is raised up on the clear ½” pop-dots.  I stamped his hat on a piece of the same patterned paper used on the stripe and pieced it on top of the base.  I added some hot pink flocking powder because every birthday hat must have some fluffy.  The owl was colored up using the Copics listed below and then my colorless blender was used to make some small dots for texture on him.  Once he was all colored up I originally colored his eyes in black, but they looked a little flat.  I then remembered I had some wiggly eyes in my stash so I found some that would complement his colors and glued them in place using some multi-medium matte. 

Next I cut my DP stripe and the mat.  Now, I don’t know about you but I am terrible about gauging how much paper I will need.  To make sure I only had to cut my DP once I grabbed some scrap paper and played with it to make sure I had the correct measurements for my DP.  When I had the correct size it was glued to the mat and the finished piece was glued to the card front and I put the finished owl in place.  With everything in place it looked a little plain, so I grabbed my trusty Copics, colored up some Hammermill then used Mama Elephant’s Confetti Cuts die.  Once I had enough die cuts I placed them around the card and used Lawn Fawn’s Birthday tags to stamp a little using Mama Elephant’s pigment ink.

Challenges Entered:

Supplies used:

Paper: #110 Neenah Solar White for base, Hammermill #100 for focal image, Recollections Black and Hampton Art Color Crush;
Stamps and Dies: Some Odd Girl Happy Owl Days, Lawn Fawn Birthday Tags, Mama Elephant Confetti;
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, Mama Elephant Tutti Frutti and Eggplant;
Copics:  Owl: E50, E51, and E53                                  
                         G12, G24, G43
                         RV04, RV14, RV34           

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your week is going well.


  1. So very sweet and bright! Absolutely love it!

  2. This owl is just too cute! Love those bright colors!

  3. Crystal, I love the bright colors you used and this little owl is adorable! His wiggly eyes are so cute! Your card made me smile! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  4. What a super cute party owl - the eyes most definitely have it! Great background too. Thanks for joining my CAS bird challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

    1. Thanks Joanne. I had a blast putting him together.

  5. This is so cute! Festive, fun and adorable! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  6. Such a sweet card! Love the fun colours! Great owl! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  7. Love this card- the owl is colored beautifully- and I LOVE the DP and the confetti you added. What a cool design!

  8. This card is so cute!!! the colors and the adorable owl!!
    Thank you for joining us at FMS!!


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