Still Night for “O is for Owl” at the Alphabet Challenge

Wonderful Autumn Card Featuring #StillNight, #AccentedBlooms, #Masculine, #NIghtOwl, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

I am very happy to be the host for the new Alphabet Challenge, which is “O is for Owl.” I have quite a few owl stamps because I love them so much, but I couldn’t resist using this brand new one that came out in the Holiday Catalog, called Still Night. It also has coordinating thinlits that are just wonderful! I had a great time coloring him with Stampin’ Blends and the rest of the card was quick and easy.

 

Wonderful Autumn Card Featuring #StillNight, #AccentedBlooms, #Masculine, #NIghtOwl, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

My Secrets to Making This Project

  • The owl was colored with a few different Stampin’ Blends, then I added more depth with watercolor pencils.
  • The branch was cut from Very Vanilla, then distressed with Crumb Cake and lightly sponged with Memento Black on the ends.
  • Wood Textures DSP was run through the Big Shot in the Woodland embossing folder, then I lightly rubbed the Memento Black ink pad across it to show more definition of the details.
  • I cut the bottom sentiment in the Sizzix Planks Bigz Die, then stamped the sentiment. The Pinewood Planks embossing folder was used to add texture to the sentiment, then it was distressed with ink along the edges and very lightly across the middle.

 

Wonderful Autumn Card Featuring #StillNight, #AccentedBlooms, #Masculine, #NIghtOwl, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products

  • Stamp Sets: Still Night, Accented Blooms
  • Paper: Wood Textures 6×6 DSP, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Memento Black, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow
  • SU Tools: Night Owl Thinlits, Pinewood Planks TIEF, Woodland TIEF, Tailored Tag Punch, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Watercolor Pencils, Stampin’ Blends: Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Bronze, Ivory; Non-SU: Sizzix Planks Bigz Die
  • Finishing Touch: Linen Thread

 

I would like to submit my card to the following challenges. Please check them out and play along with me:

 

Before You Go!

 

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you did, please:

  • Leave me a comment! Which “secret” are you going to try?
  • Don’t forget to visit my Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
  • Follow me on Pinterest and Facebook.
  • Want to know what’s new with SU? Check out What’s New.

When placing an order, don’t forget that:

  • You can earn FREE products with my SS Rewards, even during Sale-A-Bration.
  • Need ideas to get your order over the top for these Freebies? Then,

 

Thanks for coming to my blog today! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time.  Until next time, have fun in your craft room!

 

DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products

 

2-1/2" Circle Punch

2-1/2″ Circle Punch
[120906]
$18.00

 

Double Easel Country Home Card for Cardz 4 Galz

Autumn Fun Fold Card Featuring #CountryHome, #Autumn, #Fall, #DoubleEasel, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

Autumn Fun Fold Card Featuring #CountryHome, #Autumn, #Fall, #DoubleEasel, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

We have a fantastic new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz! Sue is our Host and she has chosen “Fancy Folds.” I am always amazed at the really wonderful and creative fun fold cards and I know you will want to play along. I had just seen this Double Easel fold technique and was looking for a good reason to try it. This challenge was perfect to give it a go. With beautiful designer paper and the wonderful Country Home stamp set, this card came together very easily, adding a favorite retired ribbon from my stash.

 

My Secrets to Making This Country Home Project

  • Layer Dimensions:
    • Card Base: 4 1/2″ x 11″ – scored at 5 1/2″
    • Layer 1: 4 1/4″ x 10 1/4″ – scored at 2 1/2″ and 5″
    • DSP: 4 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (1)
    • DSP: 4 1/8″ x 2 3/8″ (2)
  • Inside Dimensions:
    • Layer 1: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/4″
    • Whisper White: 4 1/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • This card was really fun to do! The only secret to give you is that the oval die was backed with a duplicate oval to cover the back of the stamped image that had been colored with Stampin’ Blends.
  • I stamped the container directly onto the Galvanized

 

Autumn Fun Fold Card Featuring #CountryHome, #Autumn, #Fall, #DoubleEasel, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products

  • Stamp Sets: Country Home
  • Paper: Country Lane DSP, Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White Galvanized Foil Sheet
  • Ink: Memento Black Ink, Blackberry Bliss
  • SU Tools: Stampin’ Blends: Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Watercolor Pencils
  • Finishing Touch: Metallic Pearls, Blackberry Bliss Satin Stitched Ribbon, Colored Doilies

 

I would like to submit my card to the following challenges. Please check them out and play along with me:

 

Before You Go!

 

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you did, please:

  • Leave me a comment! Which “secret” are you going to try?
  • Don’t forget to visit my Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
  • Follow me on Pinterest and Facebook.
  • Want to know what’s new with SU? Check out What’s New.

When placing an order, don’t forget that:

  • You can earn FREE products with my SS Rewards, even during Sale-A-Bration.
  • Need ideas to get your order over the top for these Freebies? Then,

 

Thanks for coming to my blog today! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time.  Until next time, have fun in your craft room!

 

DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products

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Blackberry Bliss 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon

Blackberry Bliss 3/8″ Satin Stitched Ribbon
[133668]
$8.95