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Wednesday, March 01, 2023

Adorable Owls, Artistically Inked, Friendship Card or Thinking of You Card, Stampin' Up!

I'm happy to see you here today. I have a fun card to share with you. I found it on Pinterest but as usual, I didn't pay attention as I was making it that it ended up different but yet sort of the same. You can see the original card here.  Read on to see how I made the card. The link doesn't give a lot of information so I had to do my own thing.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Dainty Flowers" and along with the "Adorable Owls" set retired at the end of February. I liked playing with both. I taped the DSP to the front of the card base. I just had to make one more because this one was just too beautiful to pass up.

When I saw the oval flower ring on the card I was sold, I wanted to make that card. I didn't like the idea of fussy cutting that ring but if you start on the inside it's easier to hold when cutting the outside. I added small Dimensionals on the back of the flower ring. Before removing the backing on the Dimensionals, I set the piece on the front of the card base and made a pencil mark where the bottom flower would be. Then I removed the backing on the Dimensionals and set the piece in place.

The owl was stamped using black Memento ink and was fussy cut. The bow is from one of the other owls in the set and it was fussy cut from that owl. I read in the original post that the owl was colored in using Smoking Slate Blends pens. I though it was a bit too dark but I went with it anyway. I colored in the eyes using the light So Saffron Blends pen and the light Granny Apple Green Blends pen. And the owl was colored in using the both light and dark Smoky Slate Blends pens. The bow was colored in using Fresh Freesia. I used my Blender pen because I only had the ink pad in that color. The bow was then glued to the head of the owl.

I set the owl in place using glue where it covers the flowers. I tied a Fresh Freesia bow and glued it to the bottom part of the owl.

The words are from the "Artistically Inked" set and were stamped using black Memento ink. Then I die cut it with the ribbon die from the "Stylish Shapes" set. I set it in place on the card using one small Dimensional on the upper left area and two on the right side and a dot of glue on the flowers under the piece. And the card was done.

Now if you look at the original card, there was another two layers that were added under the oval. I wasn't paying attention and forgot about those two layers. The card does look nice as it is and I think it's the fussy cutting of the floral oval that really makes this card!

Thank you SO very much for taking  your time to stop in and see today's friendship card,


KardsbyKadie said...

LOVE the addition of the pretty little bow.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I am in awe that you fussy cut that design! I'd never give that one a try. Cute card with the owl sitting on the design!

Gisela said...

Ok I love all your cards. But this one Just made my number 1 pick. WOW stunning.