Saturday, 14 July 2012

Have a Hoot

Made for my step-dad's 80th birthday a couple of weeks ago. I always find making cards for men really hard (like we all do) - he really likes owls and luckily I found this stamp set in The Range. They're so cute.

I wanted the owls to appear as though they were peering out of the hole of tree, so I stamped the owls, outer leaves and flower frame about 6 times.  I cut out circle in the same woodgrain paper and placed the owls inside it with a small piece of the brown card as the background. On top of the circle I coloured in and cut out lots of the leaves, branches and flowers that I had previously stamped to add depth. The branches were cut out using my Cricut, and the leaves were cut from a swirl die and coloured with promarkers. It took quite a bit of time to do but I was happy with the end result.  I just love dimensional cards.

This is what I used:
Stamp: Neighbourwood 'Owlets'
Paper: First Edition 'Desert Blooms'
Leaves: Cherry Lynn Designs 'Fanciful  Flourish' B117
Branches: Cricut, Cricut Cartridge '
Pro & Flexmarkers: Ivory, Putty, Pastel Yellow, Sandstone, Lemon, Sandstone, Caramel, Canary, Pumpkin, Satin, Ruby, Orange, Berry Red, Forest Green, Leaf Green, Meadow Green
White Pen, computer generated sentiment, 'Tea Dye' distressing ink

Hope you like it, and thanks for looking.

Janine X


Ali said...

So cute - love the owls xx

coops said...

so gorgeous janine.really stunning design and i love the owls :D

xx coops xx