Monday, October 24, 2011


This week's challenge at Just Add Ink is to create a card, or other papercraft project, based on this sketch:

I have HEAPS of birthday cards to make this month, and am behind on a few.  This sketch was a great starting point for a card for a special young person in our lives.

I knew I wanted to make the birthday girl a card in earthy colours, and using my trusty Owl Builder Punch.  In place of an oval panel, I've fussy-cut a frame from Stampin' Up!'s Beau Chateau paper, masked off the outer edges and stamped a Woodgrain background in the centre.  Colour was added with my Riding Hood Red and Soft Suede markers, before sponging around the edges in Soft Suede ink.  Both the owl's body, and the left-hand panel on the card, have been stamped using my Elegance Stampin' Around wheel.  Having felt like my creative juices had almost dried up lately, I'm really pleased with the way this card turned out.

Stamps: Elegance Stampin' Around Wheel, Woodgrain
Card: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla
DSP: Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper
Ink: Crumb Cake stampin' pad, Soft Suede stampin' pad and marker, Riding Hood Red stampin' pad and marker
Other: Owl Builder Punch, paper snips, sponge daubers, Timeless Type Alphabet sizzlits die, XL Oval Punch, Square Lattice embossing folder, Bird Builder Punch, Tombow liquid glue, stampin' dimensionals


  1. Looks fantastic, Christine! I love how you have done the red border, it really highlights the center image.

  2. Christine you should be pleased with this card as it is beautiful. I love the fussy cut frame and that owl is always so cute! Thanks for joining in with this week's challenge at JAI. ♥

  3. Love that fussy cut frame Christine!

  4. That is soooo cute! I love the little owl and the fussy cut frame is awesome! Great job chicki!


  5. Beautiful work Christine, love the frame effect, so much detail and your owl is so cute in those colours...a gorgeous card, glad you found your mojo..:0)

  6. Such a cute owl and a great card for an 18th. The frame is gorgeous.

  7. Wow, beautifully fussy cut frame Christine! The red is so striking & is balanced beautifully by your cute little owl. Love your use of the Woodgrain stamp & Elegance wheel. :)

  8. Great card Christine, and I can't believe all the work you put into that frame! You have way more dedication than I do. LOL But the effort is worth it :)

  9. This is gorgeous, Christine. SO much work in that frame. Love the effect of the Elegance wheel. Have a restful weekend :).

  10. Very cute owl Christine! Love the frame cut out. Congrats on your hon.ment. at JAI this week. Cheers! Narelle

  11. Wow you really fussy cut that frame... well done!
    More patience than me lol
    The card is supa cute love that owl.
    Tam x

  12. Wow that frame looks great, the patience of a Saint you must have! Your card has turned out super!