Sunday, November 23, 2014

Owl be Seeing you!


Here's a card I made while trying to reduct my supply of retired Sage Shadow card stock. I paired it with black and Very Vanilla to meet two different challenges. I used a SU! owl punch for the bird, and a SU! bird punch for the branch. The background embossing was done with a CB Geometric Rings ef, while the button border was done with a CB strip ef and enhanced with a fine black marker to make it stand out a little bit. The owl's vest was embossed with a SU! square lattice ef to add more texture. I added a piece of retired SU! ribbon for the lower border, and the final touch was a MFP stamped sentiment from their "Owl be Here" stamp set.

I based this card on the OWH sketch # 243, and used the button border for the MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge #239 to make a border with circles. I was inspired by this pretty card from Shirley to pull out that button ef and use it again! I put another button border on the inside, but forgot to take a 2nd picture :)

Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you a wonderful Sunday!

Carol

22 comments:

Robin Hoff said...

cute card .. great use of sketch and some cute colors!

jimlynn said...

That button border is so cute! Looks great enhanced with the black marker too. So much embossing and so pretty on this wonderful card!
Lynn

Kathy Bradley said...

What a wonderful and adorable card! I love your color scheme, layout and darling image! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends this week and hope to see you again soon!

Christine said...

lovely card!!

Jean said...

Super card Carol, I love all the textures you've used, especially the button border, and Mr owl looks very smart in his snazzy waistcoat..
Jean x

Jen M said...

This is adorable, Carol! I love that button border!

Liz said...

Lovely card! I love the Stampin Up owl punch and your design is fab! Xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Carol, what a fabulous design! Love so much your card, the paper peacing of owl, the buttons border, the embossed background and all things... they are very beautiful!
P. S. This card will be perfect also for a man

loyaz said...

Great card - love it.TFS

Donna Hanley said...

This owl and that sentiment always make me smile. I love the colors as well as your ribbon and button punch. Very nice job, Carol. Wishing you a great week ahead.

Linda said...

Striking card...love all the yummy textures! WTG!!!

Brenda said...

Wow, this is a great card Carol! I really love the color combo, the owl is to cute, but it is those embossing folders you used that I am loving! Especially that button one. Hugs, Brenda

BobbisTreasure said...

Love all of that texture! And your colors are perfect together.

Sybrina K said...

Carol, This little owl is super cute! Really like the black accents you used with the buttons. Have a blessed Thanksgiving holiday.

Jessi Fogan said...

LOVE! I want to touch it, this has so much incredible texture!

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card Carol and that sweet image is coloured perfectly. Love the card design.xxx
aNNie The Journey is the Start

nwilliams6 said...

This seriously makes me want to get another owl punch (I sold mine a year ago). The button border is perfect too. A totally adorable card Carol. Hugz

merrymstamper said...

Oh so owl-y cute!!!
this reminds me of a punch I never used! Adorable card!

Deedee Anderson said...

What an adorable way to use up some of your retired cardstock, Carol! I have a huge stash of this color myself, and might need to "borrow" your color combo -- it's so striking! That owl is super cute, all the more so for the embossed belly. Love the variety of embossing on this!

JD/ Jill said...

How cute! Like your colors and layout!

Stampsnob said...

So so cute
Thanks for sharing at MFP SFF ........Lis

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Awww... such a great card!