Sunday, September 7, 2008

Spooky Greetings!

Here is a card I created with two of My Favorite Things newest sets Branch Out and We're Not Scared. The sentiment is from last month's release Monster Squad.

I wanted to create a fall scene and thought the owls would look adorable perched on the branches. I created this scene by punching a circle shape and placing it on my white cardstock. TIP: When using a mask, it is best to punch (or stamp) on thin paper so that the ink will go right up to the edge of the paper.
I brayered across the cardstock with more mustard ink (SU!). Then I sponged around the edges and with more mustard and close to cocoa inks (SU!).
The branches are stamped in black in. I stamped the owls (one larger and two smaller to represent a mama and her babies!) on white cardstock, colored them with Copic markers (ivory, sepia) and then clear embossed them to give them a shine and to make them more sturdy.

I perched each owl on a branch using a dimensional (SU!). The raised owls create some nice shadows on the background.


I created the border with the slit punch (SU!) and then added the corner punch and the tab on the side. The purple paper and the ribbon are from My Favorite Things.






Here is a close up of the owls..you can really see the shadows in this shot.



Materials used: Stamps-We're Not Scared, Branch Out, Monster Squad (My Favorite Things); cardstock-caramel, white, black (Stampin' Up!); Designer paper-Spooky 2 (My Favorite Things); Ribbon-purple polka dots-Spooky Collection (My Favorite Things); jumbo eyelet (SU!); black brad; Cropadile; Copic Markers; Brilliance black ink; ink-more mustard, close to cocoa (Stampin' Up!); tab punch, slit punch (SU!); Curved corner punch (EK Success); sponge; clear embossing powder; Versamark; Heat tool; dimensionals (SU!).

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Thanks for stopping by!

18 comments:

catdidit said...

Oh what an awesome card Cammie! I love how you did the moon and good tip on using thinner cardstock! The little owls are too cute!

Alexandra said...

This is totally cute Cammie - love those stinkin' adorable owls!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Amy said...

That is kind of spooky! Very cute with those tiny owls on the branches with the big scary moon!

Shirley said...

Your card is just too cute! Those little owls are precious. Your tips on the moon, etc. are wonderful motivators.

Jenny Gropp said...

Totally cute--- and I'm definitely going to try the shadows on a card.

stampmonkey said...

Those owls look too cute to be spooky! lol Cute card.

Bunny B said...

Simply gorgeous! I love it!!

Kim said...

Such spooky fun Cammie!!! Precious!

Janine said...

Such a cute card Cammie!!

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic scene card Carolyn! It's awesome!

stampinsilvia said...

What an awesome card! Such gerat details too

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Loooove the caramel paired with dark purple. Great looking card!

jonisart said...

Really love those colors you used and that owl is adorable!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh my gosh!! This owl card is just sooooo adorable!!! I love that moon background!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is just Beautiful Cammie!!!!! The owls are just sweet sweet sweet!

Vicki

Rose Ann said...

Oh soooo cute!! I love those adorable owls and how you've popped them up!! Great little scene you've created!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Totally cute!!

dpkennedy said...

Oh my, this is adorable! Great scene and I love the dimension!!