Sunday, August 24, 2008

Look Who's Turning 6!

This card is for my niece’s upcoming 6th birthday. I fell in love with this owl when I first saw it but waited awhile to get it. Even though I try not to buy too many non-SU! sets, I just couldn’t resist this one!

The layout for the card was inspired by this one on SCS. I stamped the owl, branch and party hat separately and cut them out before adhering them to the card. The eyes were stamped separately as well, cut out, and covered with Crystal Effects.

The rest of the card is fairly straightforward – the Pink Pirouette cardstock was embossed with the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, and the Riding Hood Red strip was wheeled in Versamark with the Take A Number wheel. The chipboard 6 was painted and then covered with Crystal Effects as well.

I love the way it turned out! Thanks for looking!

Stamps: u r a hoot (Cornish Heritage Farms), Take A Number Wheel
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Creamy Caramel, Brown (Archiver’s)
DP: Basic Grey Blush
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark, Basic Black Marker
Other: Chipboard Number 6 (unknown maker)
Tools: Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder, Scallop Edge Punch, Crystal Effects

This second card was for my MIL whose birthday was Friday. In addition to the owl set, I also used the Lined Paper background from Cornish Heritage Farms. This card was a 5" square. The owl's eyes, circles and top of the party hat, and chipboard ? are all covered in Crystal Effects.

Stamps: u r a hoot & Lined Paper Background (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Cardstock: Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Creamy Caramel, Brown (Archiver's)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie & Basic Black Markers
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Felt Fusion Flower, Brown Brad (Spare Parts)
Other: Chipboard ? (unknown maker)
Tools: Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder, Spiral Punch, Crystal Effects


Dottie K. said...

Carol these are just adorable. Love the colors for your niece and love the ? mark on the card for you MIL. That was just perfect. I need to make some long cards you can get so much color on them. :)

Ann said...

I love both of these--the colors and layout on the first one, and the sentiment on the second one--both are great!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Completely and utterly adorable!

Mauna said...

Cute Cute Owl cards. Gread jog!

Regina said...

Hi Carol!
I love your blog and visit it frequently to get inspired!! ;)
I nominated you for a blog award! Keep up the lovely work!!
Regina in Atlanta

Alexandra said...

I loved how you used the same stamp and had it look totally different.