This owl makes me giggle. He looks as if someone has just goosed him from behind! He's always very sweet but just look at him in that Santa hat! Isn't he ridiculously cute!
You may have noticed that I'm using the sentiment from Contempo Christmas - this is the best Christmas sentiment in the catalogue in my opinion; I love the shape it makes and the combination of fonts is gorgeous. You may also have noticed that I'm using my favourite colour scheme of the moment - neutrals with just a splash of colour.
How to make this card:
- Make a 9cm square card base with Sahara Sand card stock
- Use a Basic Black marker to colour a frame from the Gifted set and stamp it in the centre of the card front. Using a stamp-a-majig makes it easy to be accurate with this!
- Stamp the sentiment from Contempo Christmas in Basic Black ink on a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock. Cut it out with paper snips.
- Load the owl stamp with versamark and Early Espresso and stamp it onto a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock. Use clear embossing powder to heat emboss it - this gives a nice shiny image.
- Make a hat for your owl by cutting one of the points off a Real Red star punched with the large star punch. A 1/4" circle punched from Whisper White card stock makes a bobble for the hat and a snipped strip provides the trim. Glue these together.
- Cut out a few leaves - I used the two-step bird punch for mine - and a few berries using the 1/8" circle punch.
- Now assemble your card: Glue the leaves to the bottom, left-hand corner of the frame and add the sentiment; make your owl stand on the A of Christmas with a dimensional; pop his hat on using a dimensional for the top of the hat and glue to attach it to the owl's ear. Finish with the berries and add highlights with a white gel pen.
Stamps: Fox and Friends, Contempo Christmas (sentiment)
Ink: Basic Black, Early Espresso, versamark
Card stock: Garden Green, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Very Vanilla
Other: Various punches, clear embossing powder
I know that my US readers will be carrying on with their Thanksgiving celebrations this weekend, so I wish you all a very happy time. Here in the UK, we're stoking up our fires against the first snow of the winter and making plans for Christmas. Whatever you have arranged, have a great weekend and I'll be back on Monday with more Christmas inspiration. Hope to see you then,