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Monday, February 27, 2023

Adorable Owls, Beautifully Happy, Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

I'm happy to see you here today! I have a fun, quick and easy card for you to make!

The base of my card is a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Fresh Freesia card stock.

Next I cut a 8-1/8" x 5-3/8" piece of Basic White card stock and I folded it in half. I taped that to the Fresh Freesia piece.

Then I took a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Dainty Flowers" 12" x 12" package and cut it at 3-7/8" x 5".  I took the second largest stitched circle from the "Stylish Shapes" die set and die cut the upper part of the DSP. Now I should have used the backside of the DSP for the inside of the circle.  What I did was I took a piece of Basic White card stock and die cut a circle the same size. Then I took the Fresh Freesia ink pad and my Blending Brush and scrubbed on some ink.  Using the other side of the DSP circle would have been a lot quicker and easier!!  So back to the DSP, I added Dimensionals behind it and set it in place on top of the folded Basic White piece. Then I glued down the circle. I chose to use glue because it gives me a little wiggle room to get it moved into the exact place I want it.

The owl is from the "Adorable Owls" set. They were stamped on a scrap piece of Basic White card stock and fussy cut. I colored it in using my dark Petal Pink Blends pen on the body and my light Pumpkin Pie Blends pen on the feet and beak. I colored the eyes in using my light Highland Heather Blends pen and that was it for the coloring! Pretty simple. Dimensionals were added to the back of the owl and it was set in place inside the circle.

The words are from the "Beautifully Happy" set and were stamped using black Memento ink on a scrap piece of Basic White. I punched them out using the "Dual Oval" punch. And I also punched out the scalloped oval from the same punch using a scrap piece of Fresh Freesia card stock. I'm almost out of Fresh Freesia card stock and the dilemma here is, do I order more or just use it till it's gone? It's going to retire in a few months and I really don't want to be stuck with a lot of it. Maybe I should go for the win and just use it up. I don't think I have ever done that before with in-colors!!!  LOL  Back to the ovals. I taped them together and then added Dimensionals to the back and I set it in place on the front of the card. And the card was done.

This was a fun, quick and easy card to make and it would have been quicker and easier had I used the backside of the DSP!!! But you know this so when you make yours you can decide which way you'd like to go with that!

I thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop on and see today's thinking of you card,

1 comment:

KardsbyKadie said...

You created an ADORABLE and SWEET card today my friend.
Your coloring skills on that owl are OVER-THE-TOP.
Thanks for sharing.