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Aug 15, 2009

Owl Inspiration

It's been awhile since I've played over on SCS with the Saturday Inspiration Challenge but I thought I would give it a try today.

I went to the Curiosity Shoppe and found this picture which I used as the inspiration for my card.

I also used the sketch on Taylor's Blog for Cupcake Friday and the Sew Simple Challenge on The Greeting Farm Blog for this card.

My card base is: Chocolate Chip layered with Kraft stamped with the Woodgrain BG in Creamy Caramel. I did some "faux stitching" around the sides and bottom of the cs and added 4 brown brads to the corners. Next I stamped a piece of Basic Gray Lemonade DP with the frond stamp from SU Paradise stamp set in White Craft ink and distressed the bottom edge and also machine stitched on the DP.
The Owl image is from The Greeting Farms-Deer Friend stamp set and the sentiment is from McSplendid Farm. I colored the Owl with Prisma Color Pencils and sponged some Cool Caribbean ink around the owl and stamped the sentiment with Chocolate Chip ink. I stamped the frond leaf again on white cs with the Cool Caribbean ink and cut it out. I mounted the leaf along with a brown button tied with hemp twine to complete my card.

I'm not sure if the faux stitching works or not but I'm leaving it as is. I love how the leaves stamped in the white turned out though on the DP.


  1. Oh wow, great card. Love the 'stitching.' The button looks 'sew' perfect on the card.

  2. Very cute card! I love the owl! Really love the faux stitching, your coloring and leaf!!! Love the layout of the card too!

  3. SO cute Ida! I love the woodgrain background and that owl is totally adorable!

    (-: Heidi

  4. Love the leaf used as part of the sketch! Awesome!

  5. Super cute card Ida! Love the owl and the leaf with the button. Great job on the sketch! TFS!