I love our Adhesive-Backed Snowflakes, except when they go pink! LOL! All the other colours are great! As you can see, it doesn’t stop me using them! This is the second card I’ve made using the Have a Hoot stamp set. The images in this Stamp Set can easily be used for other events. For example, today’s image would be great for a birthday card. The image with the two owls under the mistletoe would be great for Valentine’s Day with the mistletoe blocked out!
You may have noticed that I have given my owl open eyes! The first eye went bigger than I had wanted it to which meant I had to make the other eye pretty large, too! But I still think the image looks better with open eyes! The strip of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) for the owl was almost 1¾” wide and I used my Stamparatus to stamp the image using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. After I had stamped the first image, I stamped another one so I could adhere it inside my card.
I coloured the owl using the Light Grey Granite Stampin’ Blend, the Light Soft Suede Blend for the branch, the Dark Real Red Blend for the gift, the Dark Shaded Spruce Blend for the ribbon on the parcel and the Light Pool Party Blend to colour the outside edge all around the owl. I coloured the second image in the same way.
I used a top layer of ‘Tis the Season Designer Series Paper (DSP) in Shaded Spruce and Whisper White; I thought the owl would appreciate being surrounded by all those trees! 🤣 After I had adhered this layer onto the middle layer of Whisper White CS, I cut a 5/8″ strip of Cherry Cobbler DSP from the same pack and adhered it across the centre of the Shaded Spruce DSP. Next, I adhered it to a Shaded Spruce CS card base. I also added a middle layer of Whisper White CS inside the card.
I used the Delightful Tag Topper Punch to decorate the top of the strip the owl was on. It seems that I’m always using the MERRY CHRISTMAS sentiment from the Arrange a Wreath Stamp Set. For today’s card, it was particularly useful because I wanted something small enough to fit below the owl. I set the stamp on my Stamparatus and inked it with Memento Ink. When I was happy that it was straight on my scrap paper I put the owl strip in place and stamped the sentiment in place! Once that was done, I rounded the bottom two corners using the Detailed Trio Punch.
I used Dimensionals to adhere the owl tag to the front of my card and decided to add a bow! Then I realised I should have used some Real Red DSP because I don’t have any Cherry Cobbler Ribbon. DOH! Later today I think I’ll cut another 5/8″ strip of DSP but a Real Red strip and adhere it over the Cherry Cobbler strip! The Real Red Ribbon I’ve used is called 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon. It’s really lovely!
I added some Adhesive-Backed Snowflakes over the Shaded Spruce DSP and some on the owl tag. To die-cut the other owl image, I used the no. 2 straight cut Layering Square Die. It looked incomplete when I placed it on the Whisper White CS middle layer to see what it looked like. I remedied this by die-cutting a square of Shaded Spruce CS with the no. 3 die from the same set of dies. It’s amazing what a difference such a small addition can make!
Well, I think that’s about it for today. Hubby and I are off to the optician’s this morning; hubby for his regular eye test and me to try some varifocal contact lens that are suitable for astigmatism! This is my third attempt. The first ones fitted beautifully and it was easy to forget they were in, but they weren’t varifocals. The second pair were varifocals but they were too big for the size of my eyes so they didn’t fit. The optician has sourced a new supplier that can produce lens small enough for my eyes! Watch this space!
I hope you have a fabulous weekend. If you’re in the UK the weather is going to be fabulous on Sunday and Monday. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting!
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Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”