Tuesday, 12 July 2022

Owl Card

A card I made for a card swap, posted yesterday with a second class stamp and arrived today.  Pretty good service from the Royal Mail this week.

I must admit, I love owls and when I saw this Sweet Dixie 'Large Owl Applique Patchwork Square' die in a craft store recently for a really good price, it jumped into my basket!  So last weekend it had it's first outing.  I used the die with white card and coloured in the leaves with a green Promarker.  I used a snippet of brown card and die cut just the owl, snipping off any odd bits around the owl.  I attached the brown owl over one in the main die, so it would be slightly raised up.  To bring the card to life, I added the eyes.  The pupils are tiny peeloff dots, which are so much easier to use than trying to stick on tiny black card circles.

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:

A second card to share today, following a sketch on the Creative Minds, Kind Hearts Facebook page.
The background was embossed with a Lisa Horton's 'Padded Quilt' e/f and layered over a purple mat. The middle folded part was made with a snippet of double sided paper.  I stamped the sentiment heart on a square of white card, coloured it with Promarkers and attached it to the centre of the folded part.  Three pearls finished off my card. 

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  1. Two very different square cards and love so much especially the first one, your new die is fabulous and that little owl so cute! I think this die is also very versatile, you could cut out the square with the owl and having two lovely pieces to use in different designs.
    The second card looks so lovely with the particular folding around the heart and that beautiful elegant EF!

  2. The diecut on your first card is beautiful and so versatile,love the framed owl, the layout on the second card showcases the heart and sentiment beautifully

  3. Also love Owl's, just make you smile, I do very much like the second one as well, thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts.

    Thanks for your message re Blogger, like you I get several in in the junk folder and from those who are regular visitors. I checked for your previous one but it wasn't there so no idea about that one. Needless to say it's one of those questions Blogger prefer to ignore, but I am going to follow it up.

    Started in reverse today and going through my reading list but know that means I won't get many challenge comment's through, horrid decisions to be forced to make.

    B x

  4. Two delightful cards and what a brilliant owl die with that fancy surround. Owls are always appealing aren't they. Also love the quilted effect of the second one using that great embossing folder and the fancy fold.

  5. The owl is beautiful and the frame is so perfect for him! Your 2nd card feels like it is quilted; great that effect and beautiful too! Hugs, Gerrina

  6. Fab owl die Liz and love how you have used it. I also love the second card - great paper folding and love the quilted embossing on that one. Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.
    Pauline xx

  7. Lovely dies on your first card and such a sweet owl it looks fab. The second one with the paper fold is so pretty and looks good on the LH EF. Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.
    Make the most of that great PO service, they work to rule from tomorrow and then strike action!

  8. This fancy framing is a perfect match for this adorable owl, Liz! I see why he jumped into your basket! Love the way you've presented the pretty flowers on the second card! The fancy folds are such fun! Glad to see you again in the NBUS gallery!

  9. Lovely, lovely cards Liz, the owl is really striking and I love that teabag fold on the second, so pretty xx

  10. Two great cards Liz! Love the owl.

  11. Two great cards, I love the embossed pattern you used in the second card. Thanks for sharing your creations with us at Crafty Friends, we hope to see you back again.

  12. That applique die with the owl is fabulous and love the bright blue background which shows it off splendidly Liz, and the second fancy fold using the double sided papers with the elegant dots and stripes is beautiful, and the heart fits into the centre and has been coloured so prettily. I am still in love with that Padded Quilt EF you have used in the background too. x


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