Cards Challenge

Owl days are the best

February 20, 2015
Today’s card was made for submission to this week’s Freshly Made Sketch and The Paper Players Challenge of featuring one of our featheredfriends 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.
 Owl Days
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.
 FMS Final 174-001
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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.

18 Comments

  • Reply admin March 19, 2015 at 3:08 am

    Thank you Elizabeth.

  • Reply Elizabeth Harriman March 17, 2015 at 2:40 am

    This is absolutely adorable!!!

  • Reply Cindy Lovell February 23, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    This card is so cute!!! Love…love the colors and the adorable owl!!
    Thank you for joining us at FMS!!

    • Reply admin February 26, 2015 at 11:41 pm

      Thank you Cindy.

  • Reply Shelly Schmidt February 23, 2015 at 2:39 am

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

    • Reply admin February 26, 2015 at 11:41 pm

      Thank you Shelly.

  • Reply Jen Brum February 22, 2015 at 2:13 am

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

    • Reply admin February 23, 2015 at 12:18 am

      Thank you Jen.

  • Reply Linda Callahan February 21, 2015 at 2:07 am

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

    • Reply admin February 23, 2015 at 12:18 am

      Thank you Linda.

  • Reply Joanne James February 20, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    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!

    • Reply admin February 20, 2015 at 11:32 pm

      Thanks Joanne. I had a blast putting him together.

  • Reply Claire Broadwater February 20, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    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

    • Reply admin February 23, 2015 at 12:18 am

      Glad I could make you smile Claire.

  • Reply Cornelia (fun stamping) February 20, 2015 at 2:18 pm

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

    • Reply admin February 20, 2015 at 11:30 pm

      Thanks Cornelia.

  • Reply admin February 20, 2015 at 3:35 am

    Thank you Susan.

  • Reply Susan McFeggan February 20, 2015 at 2:57 am

    So very sweet and bright! Absolutely love it!

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