Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Distressed Owl Card

Hello!  Here is another card that I am doing for a card workshop I am hosting next week - I did it in two totally different color ways to see how different it would look. 
  • The Scalloped circle is cut from Once Upon a Princess - the inside one is 3 1/4" and the larger one is 3 1/2" - I like this scalloped circle because it's not perfect, the scallops are different sizes so it looks a little more organic.
  • The owl stamp is Studio G -  I stamped it first, then stamped and embossed the dots over the owl - then I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink to ink pretty heavily over the embossing, I love the way the embossed areas resist the ink.
  • The background is embossed using my Cuttlebug and then inked.  Add a little ribbon and that's about it, it's a pretty simple card to make.  I am trying to keep them fairly simple because we are making 20 cards for the workshop and I don't want to overwhelm anyone with too many steps.

Here is the first color way - brown and baby blue:

Here is a close-up of the owl

Here is the second color way:

Here is a close-up of that owl:

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  1. Super Cute! I love owls - no idea why. First one is my fave - love the colors! Great card to give with teacher thank you gifts!

  2. oh what a cute little owl and i love the distressing and embossing
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
    Lisa x

  3. How clever and I love that distressing with the embossing - wow! Thx for playing with us at Totally Ladybug Tuesday! Hope to see you again soon!

    Mary J xxx

  4. Oh what cute cards - love them both!

    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week!!


  5. Hi Dana.I think these cards are just right for workshops .Like them both but the first one is fav with the more Autumn hues that I love . Thanks for sharing and linking to Make it Monday .

  6. Hello again Dana! Thx for joining in with the Make It Monday linky party!! I loved seeing it again!

    Mary J x

  7. love the blue and brown colour combo! saw it on make it monday x

  8. Hi I love owls, there is something cute and innocent in their large eyes. Love the first colour way. I too really enjoy mixing Tim Holtz inks and cuttlebug embossing folders. linked to yu from MIM.

  9. Its cute and unique :) I like the background...
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