Saturday, 8 September 2012

Owl Merry Christmas Card - Simply Stampin' Challenge # 76

This week at Simply Stampin' we have this lovely sketch for you to follow. The other DT members will have great cards to inspire you so I hope you check them out and then get inky and create a card for our challenge.

I used some of my new SU! goodies to create my card.  I've gone for an owl theme again this week using the fab Owl Occasions set - plus I've tried some of the new In Colours.  I fell for the Owl Occasions set as soon as I saw it, there was just something about it that I couldn't resist!  I started off by making an A6 card from Raspberry Ripple CS - what a gorgeous colour, this will be my fave I think!  I stamped the branch in Chocolate Chip ink onto a piece of Very Vanilla CS.  I then got busy stamping and fussy cutting the owl, the hat, stockings and holly sprigs.  I stamped the owl first in Soft Suede ink and then again in Early Espresso and cut the chest piece and eyes out - I used the Itty Bitty circle punch for the eyes.   I cut a strip of Candlelight DSP and attached a Very Vanilla scalloped edge to a strip of Primrose Petals CS.  I layered the Vanilla panel onto a Gumball Green mat, stamped the sentiment in Primrose Petals ink and adhered the green mat to the card front.  I glued the holly sprigs flat to the branch but popped up the owl and stockings.  I love all the bits and pieces in this set, the Santa hat is so sweet!  I also love that the set can be used for non Christmas projects too.

For inside the card I cut a Very Vanilla panel and added a strip of the patterned paper.  I stamped and cut out 3 gifts and glued them above the paper.  The envelope flap got a holly sprig circle - my new 1 1/4" scallop circle punch makes its debut here!

I hope you'll join us this week for our challenge, I'd love to come and see how you interpret the sketch!

Stamps: SU! Owl Occasions set
CS: SU! Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Gumball Green & Very Vanilla
Patterned paper: SU! Candlelight DSP
Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Early Espresso. Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals & Gumball Green
Tools: SU! Scallop Border, Itty Bitty circle, 3/4 circle", 1" circle & 1 1/4" scallop circle punches, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Dimensionals



Jacqueline said...

Ruth - I am so jealous of all your new stash! Love the Christmas owl set and the way the have used it for this sketch - Jacqueline xx

Mynnette said...

This is absolutely DARLING!!!! LOVE your stamps--too cute! And your subtle dimension really adds the right touch! :)

Creative M said...

Hi Ruth!!!
This is very Beautiful!!!!Super Cute Owl!!!TFS
Have a wonderful day,

Elsea Designs said...

Hi Ruth, thanks for the lovely comments you left me.

This card is fab, that owl is so cute, this set is going on my wish list.

Happy crafting, Lorry :o) xx