Monday, 28 December 2009


I love owls and especially cute little owls like this and I made this card using the wonderful images from Dawn Bibby's Woodland clear acrylic stamp set.

First of all, I cut a circle aperture in the card so that it gave the effect that you would be looking through the card, into the moonlit sky. Then using Tim Holtz's Black Soot Distress Ink, I stamped the owl image onto card and cut it out. Using a waterbrush, I then dragged some of the black ink from the outline into the image which created a soft wash over the areas where I wanted some colour. On my little owl's eyes, I used glossy accents and then just highlighted areas of his wings, with my ever faithful and much loved Sakura glitter pen.

Whilst that is drying and set aside, I cut out another circle and this will be used for the moon, which the owl will be set against. First of all I stamped and embossed a branch within the circle, this is where my little owl will be sitting, and then went around the edges of the circle with the Distress Ink pad and once again, dragged some of the colour in from the sides, to give a shaded effect.

Once everything is dry, I then layered up all the stamped images, using foam pads to give height and definition, making sure that it was all aligned with the aperture on the outside of the card. I stamped a  couple more branches onto the front of the card, this time using glitter embossing powder to give that glittery, moonlight effect and then the final touch of a greeting message was added in the corner.

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant design on this card... especially the thought to have owl recessed behind the cover page of the card!

    ...and I love the way you dragged the colours on the edge of the Moon to give the effect of clouds passing by...

    Stunning card, baby! <333


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