The SU! Spring and Summer catalogue is coming to an end soon and two friends placed orders to get the goodies they wanted while they were still available. That meant I needed to make a couple of extra thank you cards this month. I decided to use my neglected owl punch for these two cards and originally planned on making a very simple and fast design - but I got carried away LOL! Hubby was ensconced on the sofa watching World Cup football so I escaped to my craft room for some creative play and I was happy to let the card design develop as I went along. It ended up more fancy than I'd originally intended - but I enjoyed making the cards immensely and my friends loved them so happy days all round!
The cards measure a tad over 4" square and were made using the gorgeous new Lost Lagoon CS. I added in Soft Sky, Early Espresso and white and I love how these colours look together! I embossed the Soft Sky squares with the Woodgrain folder and lightly brayered over the top and sponged the edges using Lost Lagoon ink. I punched and assembled the owls and stamped, inked and die cut the sentiment labels. I applied Crystal Effects to the hearts and to the Early Espresso dots on the labels so they're lovely and shiny. I also added white gel pen dots to highlight the eyes. I punched the banners, layered them and added a rhinestone to the banner at the top. The owls and labels are popped up with Dimensionals.
I always have to decorate the insides and envelopes of my cards, I just can't NOT do it now, it doesn't feel finished if I don't! I was at a loss as to what to use until I remembered the beautiful swirl from the Everything Eleanor set. I also used the Four Frames set and the Decorative Label punch to make name labels for the envelope fronts.
Stamps: SU! 'Sassy Salutations', 'Everything Eleanor' & 'Four Frames' sets
CS: SU! Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Early Espresso & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Lost Lagoon & Early Espresso, white gel pen
Tools: SU! Owl Builder, Banner & Decorative Label punches, Woodgrain embossing folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits dies, brayer, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Crystal Effects, rhinestone jewels, Dimensionals