Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Pretty Cute Owls

I was given a printout by a friend, of a card she found on Splitcoast that she thought I would like, and I mot certainly did!  I can't find the piece of paper right now, but will come back and credit the creator of the inspiring card when I unearth it amongst the rubble that is littering my crafting room...  The card base is Pink Pirouette, sponged with Pretty in Pink ink.  The next layer is Pretty in Pink, stamped with Pretty in Pink ink with a little sprig stamp from the "Tiny Tags" set, and sponged heavily with Pretty in Pink ink (starting to sound like Dr Suess here...)  I cut a circle using my Circle Scissor from Confetti White to make a 'moon', and edged it with Melon Mambo ink.  The two little owls were stamped using "Fox and Friends" onto Soft Suede cardstock in matching ink, then cut out.  The inspiring card used the owl from "Animal Stories", so I substituted with a set I owned, you could also pop in one or more of the little line-art owls from "Owl Together Now".  I cut two sets of "Little Leaves" sizzlit dies from Old Olive textured cardstock on my Bigshot, then trimmed them down a little to remove some of the leaves, giving the birdies somewhere comfortable to perch.  I was at a crop night when I made this, and had left my little heart punch behind,so I improvised by cutting out stamped hearts from the "Tiny Tags" set, in Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue.  The sentiment is from my go-to set, "Teeny Tiny Sentiments" - very compact way to cart around a set with a sentiment for just about every occasion there is!  The ribbon is non-SU - I had also forgotten my ribbon pouch, so was tempted by the wall of ribbon at the crop location....  This one screamed "PERFECT" at me, despite being the most expensive ribbon per metre in the shop.  The things we do for our art, eh?  The flowers  are Felt Fusion, with a rhinestone brad in the middle.  All done!  I then went ahead and made a few other variations in colour and sentiment (to maximise the utilisation of said ribbon), so when I get them all done I'll pop them in here for you to see.

Ho hum, off to do a spot of iron shopping, since I killed ours yesterday by knocking it onto the floor.  I'd rather be stamping!

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

Love love love this card shell! Have always ben a big fan of pink and green and this combo proves my point! Also your blog banner looks gorgeous. Take care Caz xx