Have A Hoot Not Just for Christmas. I have a very close friend who loves Owls, well most birds actually, but especially Owls. It was her birthday last week, so I thought I would make her a special Owl Birthday card using the Have a Hoot Bundle.
I have gone for a very bright colour scheme, toned down a little with the addition some Crumb Cake for the Owl. I used both the Dark and Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends for the Owl and used the Light Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay Stampin Blends for the parcel. These are about as far from Christmas as I could get, especially with the Melon Mambo and Coastal Cabana Cardstock for the layers.
I wanted to use one of the trio of tags, which are included in the dies pack, as a backing for the Owl. I had originally intended to use Gorgeous Grape along with Melon Mambo and Coastal Cabana Ink. When I came to adding the Melon Mambo and Coastal Cabana Inks to the Whisper White Card, I found that where they overlapped, was pretty close to Gorgeous Grape anyway. Result! I die cut the largest tag after I had finished the inking.
Rather than use plain white card for the layer between the tag and the coloured card, I decided to use the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder. I added a little Crumb Cake Classic Ink using a Sponge Dauber. This needs a light hand, you only want to add the ink to the the edges of the bricks, rather than the whole piece. So there is a clean edge to the Brick & Mortar element, I trimmed it down AFTER adding the ink.
When you have a tag on the front of a card, you almost have to add ribbon to it. I dyed both Silver Metallic Edged Ribbon and Crinkle Seam Binding using the same Stampin Blends I had used to colour the parcel. This is such a great way of getting ribbon in almost any colour you want. It really helped pull the card together.
I am not sure which I prefer. The one with more Coastal Cabana seems cleaner somehow, but I love the brightness of the Melon Mambo version. Which do you prefer? Please let me know.
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For International A4 Card
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.4 x 10cm)
Second Mat – 4-3/4 x 3” (12.1 x 7.7cm)
Brick & Mortar Layer – 4-9/16 x 2-13/16 (11.6 x 7.2cm)
For Letter Sized Card (8-1/2 x 11″)
Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
First Mat – 4 x 5-1/4″
Second Mat – 5-1/8 x 3-7/8″
Brick & Mortar Layer – 4-1/8 x 3-1/8″
Nail Varnish Colours
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