Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Owls, Owls, Owls

Now then, I like owls, cute small owls, large Harry Potter type owls but I'm not sure about making cards with owls, so when given  "Owl" stamps to construct. something with I was stumped again.
My Mojo's certainly taking a battering.

So here goes.

I started by making a background paper from A4 card and distress inks then adding stamping to add interest. This was then cut to a 14cm x14cm background, layered up onto a darker colour and adhered to the card blank.
A die cut white circle was edged with distress ink and stamped with the circular stamp included in the set then layered up onto the scalloped circle which was also edged with distress ink. This was stuck in the centre of the layered up card.

Using the left over background card three owls were stamped with embossing ink and sticky embossing powder or heat and bond embossing powder (depending on make) was heated which created a sticky raised edge.  Flakes were placed onto the sticky embossing powder and pressed into it to ensure a firm bond. The flake sponge was gently rubbed over the flakes to reveal the image beneath, the owls were then cut out and 3d foam attached to the back ready for positioning.
The foliage was coloured with two tones of green distress ink.

The cogs were pressed onto the embossing ink pad then into gold utee and heat embossed to create fake metal cogs.
All the bits  were stuck into position, and a piece of twine wrapped around the card to finish it off.

Not content with one version/colour I made a much brighter version to show the same stamps in a different light.

The difference here being the circle was dipped into distress ink which had been pressed onto a craft mat and sprayed lightly with water (two colours).

The owls were stamped directly onto dark card with embossing ink and regular embossing powder used to create the detail, again fussy cut out and layered with cogs and leaves.

There you have it, mission accomplished. Hopefully!
White A4 card
15cm x15cm blank card
Dark card for layering cut to 14.5cm x 14.5cm
Die cut scallop Dark card
Die cut circle white card
Flitter Flakes
Embossing pad
Sticky Embossing Powder
Distress Inks
Die cut foliage 
Die cut cogs

Sue X

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