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Monday, 13 September 2010

Brown and Cream Owl and Swirls

Here is the card that I made for my hubby's aunt for her birthday. I don't often use glitter because of the mess I always end up making, but I decided to try it out on this card. The effect was quite good, but doesn't really show up in this picture.

The swirl stamp, from the Autumn Leaves Rhonna Farrer Flourishes v1 stamp set, was stamped onto white card using Versafine Vintage Sepia archival pigment ink, and the owl image, from the Papermania Secret Garden stamp set, was stamped to appear sitting on the swirl, also using the Vintage Sepia ink.

Extra swirls were added to the left of the panel and the swirls and owl were coloured with Copic sketch markers:

  • Branches/Owl: E13, E31, E35, E39
 The corners of the panel were then rounded using the large XCut corner rounder punch.

The sentiment, from the Elzybells Swirly Greetings stamp set, was stamped in the top right corner with the Vintage Sepia ink and the edges of the panel were then distressed with Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress ink.

The swirls were then glittered using Crystal DecoArt Glamour Dust, and the owl was glazed using Anita's 3D Gloss.

The owl panel was then matted onto a panel of brown card die cut using the Labels 8 die from Nestabilities.

A strip of the brown and cream swirl paper from the Papermania Botanical Handmade paper pack was matted onto a strip of the brown card which in turn was matted onto a panel of the Brittle paper from the Basic Grey Bittersweet paper pad.

The owl panel was then matted over the swirl strip and three cream card candy from Craftwork Cards were coloured with the Antique Linen distress ink and added in the bottom right hand corner.

I'll be entering this card into a few challenges:

ETA: This card made Top 3 at the Keep It Simple Challenge.



Clare H said...

Love your owl!! Fab card

Thanks for joining us at Keep it simple


Anonymous said...

Beautiful card -You've given me more temptation with lovely stamps


Julie said...

Gorgeous card and layout KMac! Thanks for the lovely award too!! Juliexx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a sweet card!! Love the owl and your flourish branch. Great choice of dp and design! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge. Your take on the sparkle challenge is beautiful!

redwasher1 said...

Fabulous fall card!!!!
Thanks for playing at Speedy's Friends.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Too cute! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends~

brenda said...

Adorable card, just so cute.

Thank you for joining in with my Colours of Autumn theme at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Pascale said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous I love the swirl and the owl is brill. Thanks for sharing with us at Keep It Simple hugs Pascale

Pascale said...

Gorgeous Owl and Swirl I love this card. Thanks for sharing with us at Keep It Simple Hugs Pascale

Cazro said...

I love your choice of colours, the owl is so cute and your swirls fit so well. Good luck in the random draw. Thanks for joining in the 'Give it a swirl challenge at KIS.

Anne said...

Gorgeous card Kathleen, what a cute Owl!! Thanks so much for playing KIS! :o)

Joni Parker said...

Love this!! Just totally beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge!

Lynn McAuley said...

What a fun birthday card with this delightful owl!!

Thank you so much, Kathleen, for sharing your delightful card with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's challenge!!

Lesley said...

Great card, I love the owl! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Heather "Hev" said...

Lovely work :) Love owls :)

Thank you for playing along with us at Incy Wincy this week

Heather and the DT

Heather said...

I LOVE your owl. So beautiful and so perfect for Fall. Those velvet / felt looking swirls are amazing. So pretty and such a soft feel to your card.

Thanks for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh CUTE card - love your buttons and design! Thanks for joining us on the ODBDSLC this week!

Mummylade said...

such fantastic work! Thank you so much for joining the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck.

Rainmac said...

Awwww, what a fabby card, I love the owl. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away and good luck with the challenge xxx

Katie Renz said...

Great card! I love all the browns. Thanks for playing CIC this month.

Lisa said...

So cute! Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!

Teresa said...

Congratulations Kathleen its a gorgeous card xx

Chrissy said...

Just found you Kathleen - love this card. Will have a look through over the next few days. xx

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