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

 

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DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products

 

2-1/2" Circle Punch

2-1/2″ Circle Punch
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$18.00

 

4 Comments

  1. your card is such a masterpiece, teamie!

    hugs and kisses from germany
    silvi xoxo

  2. I tooooooo, love owls and this is so very pretty from the background to your image–sweet card—thanks for sharing and showing—HUGS

  3. That wood background is amazing. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

  4. What a perfect outdoorsy card you created, Debbie, loving the design!
    Thank you so much for joining in at Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday challenge this month! Hope to see you again soon!
    xEllie

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