Monday, 15 May 2017

Swirly Whirlies Owl Family Card

I just love owls, so I couldn't resist this wonderful Swirly Whirlies Owl Family stamp, it is just too cute, especially when paired with some lovely First Edition paper and kraft cardstock.
Swirly Whirlies Owl Family & First Edition Spring Feast Card
Card Recipe:
Stamp: Swirly Whirlies Owl Family (Little Claire), Happy Circular Sentiments (LOTV)
Colouring Mediums: Memento Cocoa Ink Pad, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Antique LinenPromarkers
Paper and Card: First Edition Spring Feast, Kraft Card
Tools: Spellbinders Labels 8 Diet Set and Vintage Lace Accents, Tonic Studios Layering Squares and Layering CirclesGrand Calibur 
Embellishments: mulberry flowers, May Arts ribbon
Spellbinders Labels 8 Diet Set Card
I stamped both the main image and the sentiment using a Memento Cocoa Ink Pad, then coloured the main image using muted-coloured promarker pens, picking up the colours from the First Edition patterned backing paper before lightly tinting the background with a dusting of Antique Linen.
You can just see the beautiful embellished May Art ribbon that I used as a trim peaking out behind the stamped image. For a fun little detail, I added an offcut of the trim to the swirly branch. The stamped image and it's Kraft Card mat is cut using Spellbinders Labels 8 Diet Set, a really useful shape for cutting out landscape stamped images.
mulberry paper flowers
As I can't resist adornment, I created a corner cornucopia 0f mulberry paper flowers, mixing a variety of sizes from tiny cornflowers to a statement gardenia along with cherry blossoms, all in colours to coordinate with the First Edition background paper, which came from the Spring Feast collection.
LOTV Happy Birthday stamped Sentiment
Finally, I die cut the LOTV Happy Birthday stamped Sentiment using my ever-handy simple Layering Circles die, combined with the more ornate Spellbinders Vintage Lace Accents, which I think work together really well - but what do you think?

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14 comments:

  1. Hi Dips... Its nice to see you posting again....And what a beautiful card for your return.....Love the owl image and the pretty papers and flowers....Joolsx

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  2. so nice to see you blogging again, love the flowers on this card

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  3. Hello, what a lovely card you have made. I shall pop back and have a really good browse tomorrow. x

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  4. they all work so well together!

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  5. Love Little Claire stamps. Great card, so pretty.

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  6. Lovely to see you back, stunning card, just hopping by. Lizzie xx

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  7. It is good to see you back. Your card is gorgeous I love the owl family they are so cute. Hugs Jackie

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  8. Lovely card Dips. Great to see you posting again, I hope you've been ok. x

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  9. This is terrific, I love your choice of colour scheme.
    Lainie xx

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  10. A fab card. I really like your little owl family and the gorgeous colours.
    Heike xx

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  11. Beautiful card, love the little owls and the flowers look stunning

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