Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Friendly Owl Card

I hope everyone is enjoying the weather! (apologies if you don't have a lovely sunny day where ever you are)
Today's post is a card-and I am still getting used to the protocol for blogging cards so bear with me! 

Beginning with a cream coloured A5 card blank, I stamped the Visible Image Grunge Flourish randomly all over the front using distress inks in: Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs before then distressing the edges with Vintage photo.  The grunge flourish is one of my favourite stamps-incredibly versatile and never boring!  I ripped two pieces of Tim Holtz Kraft Core card in brown, one smaller for the stamp and one larger for the background, and distressed them both with some fine sandpaper.  The larger one was stamped in gold with part of the grunge flourish in the bottom right corner before having its edges run across the gathered twigs ink pad and then being attached to the card.  The sentiment reads 'For a Wonderful Friend' and is from Stamps by Chloe, I stamped it in Brilliance Galaxy Gold by Tsukinek and in Memento Tuxedo Black.
The die cuts-an owl (not sure of die, bought as a cut from Donna's Kraft Kabin in Rhyl) and the larger flower (bought as cut from Pier Crafts in Llandudno-I think it's from Spellbinder's Bitty Blossoms) were coloured by dabbing with the gold ink pad and then dusting the different brown shades of the previously mentioned distress inks across.  The owl was then stuck on a piece of coredinations card from the Tim Holtz/Ranger distress collection, the two smaller flowers are just this pale brown coredinations card ripped and rolled.
All visible corners within the design were dabbed with Hot Cocoa liquid pearls, the brown ribbon, owl charm and golden yellow pearl gems are all just from my stash (I have lots of charms in my stash!!).

I hope you enjoy the card as much as I enjoyed making it.  Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting!

Challenges entered:
Card Mania Challenge-Ribbon
Craft Dee Bows- Anything Goes with a handmade bow
The Crafty Bloggers Network- Things with Wings
Lady Anne's Challenge- Must have Wings
Love to Scrap- Anything Goes
Make It Monday- Anything Goes
Parade Your Crafts- Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp- Stamping All Stars
Squigglefly- Add a flower
Bearly-mine- Anything Goes 
Cards und more- Anything Goes
Just Inspirational- Animals
Loves Rubber Stamping- Anything Goes
Papertake weekly- Anything Goes
Happy Campers- Use a Stamp
Creative Card Crew- Things with wings


  1. it's a wonderful card.
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Member

  2. ohhhhh pretty! Thanks for joining in our Squigglefly challenge!

  3. Wonderful card! I love how the paper looks like leather. Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge this week. I hope you'll play with us again!

  4. Great card! Your textures and colors are wonderful! Thanks for sharing this with us in the Squigglefly flower challenge!

  5. Cool caed. love the distressed feel of the card.Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Hugs, Barbara {personal blog - Art and Soul Creations}

  6. What a sweet card. Love your design. Thanks so much for playing along with Delightful Challenges!

  7. Fabulous card - love the stamped background.
    Thanks for playing along at PTW this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  8. Great card - I love the monochromatic theme and those cute flowers!

    Thank you for joining the challenge with the Creative Card Crew!


  9. such a great owl card! awesome coloring! thanks for joining our challenge! jen t. dt from parade your crafts :)

  10. love the torn layers and those roses are awesome. Thanks for joining us with our challenge at Parade your Crafts .
    Crystal - DT Parade your Crafts

  11. Gorgeous design. Love all the distressed edges and browns. We are so Happy you could join us this week here at Loves Rubber Stamps. Come Again Real Soon.
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  12. Your card is lovely - and I really like the leather look! Thanks so much for joining us at Squigglefly this week!

  13. A very pretty card, I love the owl. Thanks, for joining us for the Squigglefly challenge.

  14. An unusual card but very effective, love the owl. Thank you for joining us at BMD. Good Luck xoxoxo

  15. Beautiful card!Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Greetings Kaija DT-member.And DT-member Fitztown Challenge.Welcome!

  16. Oh that is so beautiful! Love the fabulous design. It's your blog, so it's your own rules! lol. That's why I like mine and I can change the rules anytime I want to, lol. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  17. Love your unique card (the owl stamp is fab!). Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

  18. I love the colours of this card. And owls are my favourite :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

    ~ Crystal (DT)

  19. wonderful the colors. :) Thanks for joining us at JIC!

  20. What a lovely card, Rachel. It is so cute and just perfect for our things with wings challenge at Creative Card Crew.

    I don't see a link to our challenge. Could you please add a link to us. That way you can win if selected.

    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Creative Card Crew,


    1. I didn't realise I had missed the link off!
      I have included it now :)

  21. Lovely card! The muted golden colours are great and I love that owl. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  22. Great card. i love your layout. Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations.

    Joan x

  23. Fabulous image and card. Love the colours you h ave used. Thank you for playing along with us at BearlyMine challenges this time. Good Luck. Jackie DT. x

  24. Such a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Bloggers Network.

  25. Great card. I love owls. Thanks for joining us at JIC.

    Hugs Rossi (DT member)

  26. Very cool card! I love the way you double stamped the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap.

  27. Great card!! Thanks for playing along with us at Loves To Scrap!!

  28. Beautiful colours on this card.

    Thank you for joining us at the Crafty Bloggers Network this month.
    Claire x
    (CBN DT member)