Thursday, November 06, 2008

Festive Owl


This is something I have been wanting to do with the cute Celebrate Everyday owl but never quite got around to until recently. Crabby's Santa hat is the perfect size for the owl, I'm sure he didn't mind lending it out wink. I stuck with the Holiday Harmony colours as I thought they'd work well for the owl with the addition of Chocolate Chip. To create the sentiment I carefully inked just the "hoo!" with StazOn (as that's what I had out... a marker probably would have been easier!) and stamped it on my card. This is made easier by the way I have mounted my stamp. This set, along with all the others from the Spring mini, come die cut. The images in Celebrate Everyday have the sentiment attached to the bottom of the image, however I cut the sentiments from the images and have mounted the image part where you normally would mount it on the wood block, and the sentiment is mounted on the end. This was particuarly handy when re-inking the sentiment for the second impression as I only had to avoid the 'w' from "whoo!", instead of the 'w' and the owl. The last "special" thing I did for this card was to colour the owls eyes in with Whisper White pigment ink. I opted to use a blender pen to apply this rather than just use a white gel pen as there were some tight spots I wasn't sure the gel pen would get into.


All supplies by Stampin' Up! Cardstock: River Rock, Mellow Moss, Whisper White, watercolour paper
Stamp Sets: Celebrate Everyday, Crab and Company, Polka Dot, So Swirly
Inks: River Rock, Mellow Moss, StazOn Jet Black
Accessories: Chocolate Chip marker, Sahara Sand marker, River Rock "marker" (blender pen + refill), scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Sherbet Ribbon Originals, dimensionals, mini glue dots

9 comments:

Night Owl Designs said...

He he he. Love it! Very cute little Xmas owl.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

This is just so cute and creative! I love that little owl and his Santa hat is just perfect!

Mandy Schiller said...

Oh Carol this is just so cute. I love that owl with the santa hat absolutely gorgeous

Kim Tonnet said...

Now that is cute. Love KimT

Sherri said...

Love it!!

Debbie Pamment said...

Fabulous use of Crabby's santa hat - I'm sure he was happy to lend it out - very cute!

Kylie s said...

Love it Carol. Good to see those hats being used! LOL
K-xxx

Natasha said...

Have to agree with you - that owl is too cute!

tracy said...

so you didn't have any problems with mounting the wording separately on each stamp? I was wondering about that. Am getting that stamp set at the end of the month and want to mount the sayings separately..........love the card and the santa hat looks really cute on the owl :)