Thursday, March 3, 2011

As promised... Owl Birthday Card

Hello gals! I am back today with the previously promised owl b-day card. I had to re make parts that got damaged by the dewey grass yesterday. Yep, wet grass does a number on water soluble inks for sure! How about I show you the card and then tell you a little about it?
Do you ever have images that you seem to put together over and over again? Well, for me, I can't seem to use an owl without putting it in some sort of branch or tree. Here, my little guy is sitting in a portion of the Season of Friendship tree. I stamped it first on a scrap of Whisper White CS, in Crumb Cake ink, and then used an old shape template to cut just the portion I wanted to use. The panel itself is trimmed with Pear Pizazz CS, which brings me to my next point...the color scheme for this card...

I wanted to use rub-ons so when I looked in the package of the Bday Party rub-ons which coordinate with the Celebrations DSP, I realized that a few of them used only 2 of the colors from the very vibrant primary colors used in that product line. When you take away the red and bold blue of Pacific Point, the softer Pear Pizazz and Bashful Blue take on a whole new look. The softer yellow print paper (from Sunny Garden DSP) pair nicely with these colors too.

The owl is from the new SAB set called Punch Bunch. This set includes 5 images that all coordinate with a matching punch. If you hate to cut images out, this set is for you. To give my owl a little personality, I added a birthday hat that I made out of scraps and popped his eyes up on Dimensionals.

As I mentioned above, the sentiment is a rub-on from the Bday Party set. One thing I love about rub-ons is that you get great coverage and an opaque image that you just don't get with ink and a stamp. Even using embossing powder doesn't give you quite the same result. I know that many people avoid rub-ons and think they are too difficult to use. I find that with a good embossing stylus or rubbing stick (which comes with SU rub-ons) they go on very easily.

For more info about this card or other SU products, please contact me. I love to help! :)


  1. Never would've occurred to me to use pastels with an owl, but he's cute! You always get me thinking outside the box!

  2. Love the colors in this card.