Sunday, August 19, 2018

Owl Good


This is Anja. The other DT ladies started making Christmas cards, so slowly I'm getting in this mood too. The new dies take longer to come to me, so I used the ones I already have and made a card that could also be used for sending holidays wishes.

For this project I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Stylized Owl, Angel With Holly, Christmas Holly Bells, Lantern w/ Holly Vine, Retro Tag Toppers, Oval Set),
- Distress Inks (Vintage Photo, Crushed Olive, Pine Needles, Aged Mahogany, Barn Door, Walnut Stain, Tea Dye, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot),
- craft card base (10x15 cm),
- black card stock for background (10x15 cm),
- white card stock for die cuts,
- wood patterned stamp, 
- brown card stock (10x15 cm, 5 pieces),
- white pigment ink,
- black pen,
- adhesive foam pads,
- paper glue,
- scissors.

First I made the owl. I used white card stock and then colored the edges with Distress Inks. I used black pen for the eyes.

I used different dies for the vines. I again used Distress Inks for coloring.

I made the banner with Retro Toppers dies. I wrote the sentiment by myself with black pen. I used Distress Ink to color around the edges.

Then I made the background. First I cut five 10x15 cm pieces of paper from brown card stock. I used Oval Set dies to cut the ovals from the paper.

Then I colored the edges of the ovals and the paper with Distress Ink.

Next I used the same Distress Ink to stamp the wood pattern on the background.

Then I glued all five pieces of paper together and distress the edges with the scissors.

I decided to color the edges with white ink to make them a bit softer. I also glued the back with black paper.

And then I glued the background to the craft colored card base and then added the holly vines and owl (I used adhesive foam pads).  In the end I glued the sentiment on top of the vines.

And this is my finished card.

The new dies are still 25 % off, so don't forget to check it out.

May your Sunday be sunny and fun.

See you again next week.

Anja Z.

Cottage Cutz dies I used:


Pam MacKay said...

Love everything about this cute card especially how you used the oval dies!

Mary Marsh said...

So cute Anja- like how you used this owl die- and using the oval dies as tree rings is so creative - great work

Janja said...

I like your design, and the clever use of all dies. Beautiful!