Monday, May 30, 2011

Owl Times Two

Several of my ladies that hang out in my stamp cave on a regular basis have been remarking about a card sample from Diane Tritz that I've had for months and months. They wanted to make one like it. Unfortunately, I didn't have the DSP that was used on the original sample - it was from a card swap, you know. Not to worry, let's just make some changes. Considering it was the owl that they wanted to do anyway, a few changes wouldn't matter too much. So here goes. I've got two versions for you to peruse. Let me know which you like better.

Stamps: Fundamental Phrases and Paisley Wheel with Handle

Cardstock: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White with Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper

Ink: Basic Black

Accessories: Big Shot with Top Note Die, Scallop Border Punch, 2-Step Owl Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, and Dimensionals (and Googly Eyes)

This was really fun to make. The wheel from the Holiday Mini that matched the other paisley items was used for the tummy. The punched heart was used for the beak. Everyone had all the components to make their card and then kind of did their own thing. This one was made with some left-overs. The second card was actually the first one I made.

On this card, I used the Elegant Bouguet Embossing Folder to accent the 2nd white layer to add interest. I also used Basic Pearls for the eyes to make it a little different. The ribbon was taken off because it looked a little too busy for me.

Isn't it funny how different a card can look with just a few minor changes. And when you change up the color and print of the DSP layer, you get a whole 'nother look altogether. Now that's what is so much fun about stamping! Even if you choose to case someone else's work that you admire but don't have all the same materials, you can always make changes to fit what you have on hand and make something just as nice!

Have a great Memorial weekend. I hope you've taken the time to remember those who've given their lives in the service of our great country. We wouldn't be a free country if it wasn't for theier courageous service. And a huge thank you to all members past and present of our Armed Services! We thank you for your willingness to protect and defend!


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