Saturday, 19 February 2011

Owls and Inches

Hello Everyone

A couple of projects to share with you today. Firstly some sweet swaps I did for my quarterly Stampin' Up! training day.

I love SU! training. I get to play without having to think up the projects and spend lots of time with my SU! demo friends and lovley upline Amanda.

These swaps were made with Rich Razzleberry cardstock for the base, stamped with the Bliss swirly stamp, in the Razzleberry ink.

I stamped the owl twice in Early Espresso ink and cut out, (punch coming soon for you UK stampers!). The second layer I just trimmed off the eyes ears and beak area. Once I attached this portion with dimensionals to the base owl, I coloured the eyes with a So Saffron marker and then covered them with crystal effects to bring the eyes to life.

My second offering today is made using a hostess set called Cute by the Inch. The colour combination I used is Cherry Cobbler, (my favourite colour), with Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

First I stamped the background using a wheel called Sandy Speckles. I daubed around the edge too. As with the previous project I used the same colour ink as the cardstock, just to give some texture rather than a stand-out pattern.

I stamped the bottom three images in Cherry Cobbler ink and cut them out. The main inch image I coloured using markers direct on to the stamp to get multiple colours. To make it stand out I used a bookplate from the Hodgepodge Hardware set from Stampin' Up! The piece of Cherry cardstock it is layered on is textured which gives the card a luxury look.

I finished the card with some silver elastic and silver brads.

Hope you like today's project. Back in a couple of days with some more.


  1. Those owl notes are so dang darling Elizabeth! Love the inchie one're going to LOVE that punch when you get it! I do like using it but haven't posted anything with it yet! I hope you have a great weekend & tfs!!!

  2. Oh the little owls are darling!! I just love the purple and greens!! Great idea!

  3. Thank you for my swap - I loved what you did with the crystal effect eyes and popping up the second layer of his head! Pretty please, can I case this too? Lurve it! xx

  4. adorable inchies...I luv the colors of the card...sooo sweet...have a wonderful weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  5. My heart is all out for the thank u note cards... They are so adorable.... The owl has really come to life.... I loved the way u did the eyes... Kudos deary!!!!


  6. Aw, those owls are super cute! I love owls. Great job! Thanks for sharing them!

  7. Beautiful work, Elizabeth! These are a hoot! :) They are seriously uber adorable - TFS!

  8. I love the darling owl cards! Such cuteness!

    The second card is gorgeous! I love the design.

  9. Oh wow! The cherry cobbler card! I love it for so many reasons! The silver cord, the brad trio, the cherry cobbler/crumb cake combo, the hardware that fits the cute by the inch perfectly! Also loving the greeting design on the cute owl card! All great ideas to CASE! x

  10. Adorable owl cards! The color combo is gorgeous! I have to tell you, I was never a fan of the Cute By the Inch set, until I saw your card. What a great way to highlight that set! Just beautiful! Such a clean design and that single piece of silver cord is a perfect accent. I love it! :)


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