Thursday, July 17, 2008

Papertrey Ink: Wise Owl and Owl Bellies

I absolutely had a ball with Alli's new Wise Owl and Owl Bellies stamp sets! They are so much fun! I love how all the different owl pieces are separate.

This was my favorite card I made with these sets. I just love the aqua mist with chocolate and the patterned paper created with one of the owl bellies. I started out by stamping my owls on white cardstock, coloring them with copic markers, and cutting them out. Then, I stamped my patterned paper using one of the owl bellies. I cut all my layers and wanted to add more aqua mist so I added some stitched ribbon and the sentiment on a ribbon slide die.

I added some fun flock to the owl bellies to make them nice and fuzzy. It is so easy to do. Simply color the belly (because you can sometimes see through the fun flock). Add glue (I used a Sakura glue pen) and add fun flock. Push the fun flock down into the glue and let it dry. When it is dry, tap off the excess fun flock and you have a cute fuzzy tummy.

I decided that I wanted to make a criss cross card since I haven't made one in quite a while. I just love how they look. I used the tutorial on SCS. I used the alphabet sheet from the 12x12 Chocolate Remix patterned paper and the plaid from the 6x6 Chocolate Remix. I sewed my patterned paper onto my card. Then, I wanted another pattern for the band, but decided to stamp my own using an owl belly stamp. I love the patterns you can make with these owl bellies. After stitching my band, I added it to my card. Then, I created a label for my sentiment using one of the ribbon slide dies. Then,I stamped my sentiment on the slide and added it to my card with some ribbon.

I just love that quote "You're writing the store of your life one moment at a time" and had to include it on the inside of my card. For my insert, I created all the layers and sewed them together. Then, I stamped the sentiment in the bottom left corner. I punched a tab out and added brads to it before adding it to the insert. Then, I stamped the owl on white cardstock, colored him with copic markers, cut him out and added him to the tab.

Here you can see a close up of the owl's fuzzy tummy. It is very easy to do and adds such a neat detail that I had to add it to this owl, too.

This is one of those quick and easy cards. I cut a rectangle out of white cardstock using a rectangle nestability die. I started by stamping the owl and then masked my image and stamped the branch from Out on a Limb. Then, while the owl was still masked, I sprayed the sky with a blue copic marker and the airbrush system. Then, I created all my layers and assembled my card. For my sentiment, I used one of the label dies. I stamped my sentiment, trimmed one end, and punched a hole to tie my ribbon through.

Have a great day!
Recipe for first card
Stamps: Wise Owl, Owl Bellies (Papertrey Ink)
Inks: Dar
k Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: aqua mist, vintage cream, white stamper's select (Papertrey Ink)

Patterned Paper: (hand stamped)
Accessories: ribbon tag trio die, long rectangle nestability die (Spellbinders), aqua mist stitched ribbon (Papertrey Ink)
, copic markers, Sakura glue pen, caramel latte tan fun flock
Dimensions: 5.5 x 6

Recipe for second card
Stamps: Wise Owl (Papertrey Ink)

Inks: Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)

Cardstock: vintage cream, white stamper's select (Papertrey Ink)

Patterned Paper: Chocolate Remix 12x12, Chocolate Remix 6x6 (Papertrey Ink)
, (hand stamped)
Accessories: ribbon tag trio die (Spellbinders), round tab punch, sewing machine, caramel latte tan fun flock, glue pen (Sakura), brads, copic markers, dimensional glaze
Dimensions: A2

Recipe for third card
Stamps: Wise Owl, Owl Bellies, Out on a Limb (Papertrey Ink)

Inks: Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)

Patterned Paper: Chocolate Remix (Papertrey Ink)

Accessories: Labels Trio die, rectangle nestability die (Spellbinders), copic markers, dimensional glaze
Dimensions: A2


Claire Brennan said...

I absolutely feel in love with all your owl stuff - you won me over - they're going in my next order. All the cards were great but I especially love the aqua mist and chocolate one. Well done that woman! - all the nerves were for nothing = your release stuff knocked me out!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh those owls are indeed absolutely OWLdorable!!!!!!!! LOL Seriously, they are!!! I love the flocking on the tummies!! Oh and that Aqua Mist with the Chocolate is yummmmmyyyyyy!!!! Your Criss Cross card is to die for......that is my favorite card to make at the moment!!!!

Linda said...

I just love how you made the pp using the owl belly. Very original!

Tiffany said...

These are so cute!!! The flock really makes them look fun. I love your layouts for these cards too.

You are a true talent!

Anonymous said...

omg! these cards are sooooo cute!! I just bought some really cute pajama bottoms for my mom for her Bday cuz she loves owls!!! An owl card would go great with her gift. I got the jammy bottoms at Target!
Tucson, AZ

Michelle said...

Oh, Niki ~~ these cards are adorable!! LOVE the flock ~~ I have some of this & have yet to try it. Love the new color ~ that chocolate is as yummy looking as REAL chocolate, & I love the aqua paired with it!!

Allison said...

I LOVE all of these cards! you are so creative. I love how you made dp using the belly! Best cards I've seen yet with this set!

Sue said...

Your owl stuff is so gorgeous, couldn't give a favourite one as I love them all.

Amy said...

These are great! Say, how do you make the mats for the ribbon tags, or add color to their edge?

Linda said...

Your little owl creations are just way tooo adorable!

Jeanne said...

Love your cards! I can hardly wait for my order to arrive. i especially was excited to see the criss-cross the tab with the owl!

Marie Cramp said...

I love your owls, they are so much fun. The fuzzy bellies kill me. Great work.


Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

This is the cutest thing EVER!!! I love it. I have been trying to order those bellies for awhile and they have been out...Great idea!!! Chris