Friday, 11 January 2013

Cutsey Punch Art Owl Valentine

Hey Stampers,

Good day !! It is a VERY snowy day here in Newfoundland. Actually, one of the main power sources for the whole island went down this morning so most of the province was without power for a few hours !! But, everything seems to be back to normal here in my neck of the woods. I was off work yesterday, so I got a few projects done !! I have been seeing a couple cards made with the MOST ADORABLE punch art owl, and I knew I had to make one too !! I also made a cute scrapbook page with some owls, I will share that later. Here is my adorable owl !! Take a look !!


Isn't that the KA-UTEST thing !?!?!?!?! I am loving this sweet little owl. And a couple of circle punches is all you need !! My color combo here is Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride (oh how I miss thee), Pool Party, Early Espresso and a tiny bit of Pear Pizzazz. I punched out a piece of Riding Hood Red with the 2-1/2" Circle Punch. Then I punched a second one out of Blushing Bride. I stuck the Blushing Bride one to a piece of post it note and fed it back into my punch to make the belly piece. I kind of eyeballed here, and actually punched it a second time because it was still too big the first time. Its all personal preference at this point on how much of the background body piece you want showing. I then ran the Blushing Bride "belly" though my Big Shot with the heart patterned folder from the Adorning Accents embossing folder set. Then I attached it to the Riding Hood Red circle. Then I used my 1" Circle Punch to crop out the little "ears" section. Isn't that easy !?!? Then 2 1" Whisper White Circles for the eyes and along with the largest circle from the Owl Punch for the pupils. Very easy and cute !! I then wrapped a bit of 1/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon around her middle, added a small bow with a Mini Glue Dot and a Small Heart punch of Riding Hood Red (I glittered the heart up with some Dazzling Details). I drew in some lines onto hr pupils with my White Gel Pen, and that made her really come to life. Easy peasy !!

My background layer of Pool Party, I wanted to have a nice cloudy background. I punched out a scrap of cardstock with the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle punch and then sponged around it with my Whisper White Craft Ink. This makes the perfect clouds !! Its a bit hard to see in the picture, but it looks so great in person. I then hand cut a scrap of Early Espresso to look like a tree branch. This was embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder on my Big Shot. Once I had that adhered down, I stamped my sentiment from the Wacky Wishes hostess set in Early Espresso ink. I then adhered my layer to my Blushing Bride card base. My leaves were punched in Pear Pizzaz with the Bird Punch and adhered to my branch. The pretty flowers were from the Boho Blossoms Punch and the Itty Bitty Punch Pack, A couple Rhinestones really finished off this sweet card.

I hope you like my project today !! I think it turned out so adorable. Thanks for dropping by today and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Set: Wacky Wishes - Hostess Set (wood #126410, clear #126412)

Ink: Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad #101731, Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad #126974, Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen #105021

Paper: Blushing Bride (Retired), Pool Party #122924, Riding Hood Red #111348, Early Espresso #119686, Whisper White #100730, Pear Pizzazz (Retired)

Accessories: 2-1/2" Circle Punch #120906, 1" Circle Punch #119868, Owl Punch #118074, Small Heart Punch #117193, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch #118874, Boho Blossoms Punch #119858, Bird Punch #117191, Itty Bitty Shaped Punch Pack #118309, Adorning Accents Embossing Folders #125601, Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821, 1/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (Retired), basic Rhinestones #119246, Dazzling Details #124117, Stamping Sponges #101610

14 comments:

  1. Oh, my, Catherine, this is just the cutest owl I've seen yet! I love them better this way than the regular "owl" punches!! Absolutely wonderful card, gf!!! ;D

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    1. Thanks a lot Friend !! Have a wonderful weekend !! Hugs

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  2. Love, love, love the owl! I didn't think I'd ever love an owl as much as the one from the Owl Builder punch, but this one is a "WOW". I may have to case that owl...

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    1. Thanks so much Heidi !! I think I like him better than the owl punch too !!

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  3. Absolutely adorable! I love him!

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  4. This is SO cute! I think this owl is even cuter than the owl punch owl. I too miss blushing bride!

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    1. Thanks Tricia !! I was so hoping Blushing Bride was going to make a comeback in the next Mini Color Renovation. But seeing they put it on the Clearance Rack, I don't think its going to happen !! We can always hope though, right ?? LOL

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  5. Happy snow day. Hope your power stays on. Love your little owl. She's charming and adorable! Also love your instructions nice and clear details. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Penny !! Glad you could follow my directions. I'm not so sure sometimes if they are only understandable to me or not !! LOL

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  6. This is super Catherine.:)) Lovely idea.

    Hugs, Rosalien

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  7. Oh my word... so darn cute! Gotta CASE him for sure. Great card Catherine!

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