Wednesday 5 February 2014

woodland wishes...

stamps: tim holtz wallpaper and wood from stampers anonymous, petite pairs & perfect punches from stampin' up!
inks: archival ink pads (sepia)
papers: 6x6 away we go designer pad from my minds eye, happy days 6x6 designstax from papermania, kraft 6x4" landscape card bland plus extra kraft, cream & black cardstock and green patterned paper
punches: bird builder & owl builder punches from stampin' up!

first, i stamped my kraft card blank with the wood effect stamp from tim holtz. i added a strip of red patterned paper to my card. i then cut a mat out of kraft cardstock for the centre of my card and stamped it with the wood effect too. i layered it with a turquoise paper, stamped with my sentiment. i then created my topper by adding punched elements. i used the owl builder punch to make a owl, using the red patterned paper for the tummy, and added the heart above the sentiment as an embellishment. i then created the branch to stand him on (from the bird builder punch). i cut this once in kraft and once on green... it took a bit of time to trim the leaves off the branch, as it is small, but its worth the effort to get the layered look. the final touch i added was a tab detail to complete the sketch. i used a stamp from the perfect punch set, onto kraft and red patterned paper, cut them out, then layered them together. i glued this in place on the card then added the central topper using foam pads for dimension. 



  1. I love that owl, such a fun card!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  2. how cute is this!!!! Thanks for joining us on Seize the Sketch!!

  3. Adorable! Love the owl's patterned belly. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  4. What a sweet birthday card! I love the cute little owl! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!

  5. I saw your card at Seize the Sketch. The owl is adorable, and I really like the woodgrain background, too. Nice job! :)