Sunday, June 1, 2008

Night owl

This is a card I made for my brother's sweet fiancee (Hi Gina!). I just love this owl image from Sassafrass Lass, and thought it'd be perfect for a card for her since she's such a night owl! We often stay up chatting on AOL Instant Messenger until past *my* bedtime, and I'm in California...she's on the east coast...three hours time difference there!

Since I wanted to make him a 'night owl' for Gina, I found a plastic stencil that came as a freebie with a magazine offer, and used it to dry-emboss the moon onto watercolor paper. I will say, even though it was a fairly thick plastic, you do need a light table or a window with a strong light source behind it to do that...I actually took a Sharpie marker and outlined the edge of the stencil so that I'd be able to see the shape, since the stencil I used was a frosted clear plastic.

The sparkle on the moon was achieved by smearing some Stickles Frosted Lace over the moon with my finger (I'm a messy crafter) after it was embossed.

As a side note, can you believe how orange my poor little owl stamp is? I can't seem to get him clean...I even tried Stazon cleaner, even though I've heard that's a no-no on acrylic stamps (I rinsed with water afterward to make sure I got it all off). The owl card I posted earlier is one I made with a group, and I guess the ink stained the polymer. c'est la vie, no?

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies used:
Stamp: Owl (Sassafrass Lass)
Paper: Soft Sky, Sage Shadow (Stampin' Up!), watercolor paper
Ink: Sage Shadow (Stampin' Up!)
Other: Cloud twill (Martha Stewart Crafts), Frosted Lace Stickles (Ranger Industries), dimensionals (Stampin' Up!)


Kerry said...

hi there!! thanks so much for the kind words on my blog, you made my morning! :)

this card is great. I love the owl. SO cute.

as for cleaning him, I'm not sure! I have the same issue with my clear stamps and it bugs me! Although they say it will not affect the stamped image, so you should be OK.

have a great day!!

Sarah said...

This is such a cute idea!I don't have any owl stamps (yet!) but if I did I'm sure I would have never thought of the night owl thing. Great blog, btw!