Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Another twofer - owls

Hello, hello! I'm back with another twofer. I was looking for a snarky sentiment for a birthday event that's going on at StampNation and my eye fell onto this severely underused stamp set by Kelly Purkey (Make a wish for Simon Says Stamp). I think I have used only the smallest sentiment of this set once. Well, that's about to change, because this stamp set is really fun.

Anyhow, I decided to stamp the sentiment onto Neenah Desert storm cardstock using distress oxide ink (Peeled Paint), because I never have enough masculine birthday cards and am trying to stay ahead of the game this year. I looked for a stamp with a masculine feel and decided to use this fun owl stamp from a set that came with a stamping magazine from the UK (Creative Stamping). I usually buy back issues when they are on sale. This balances out the shipping costs lol. The bird was first stamped in Broken china and then I added Faded jeans to the perimeter and stamped again, with the help of my MISTI.

I die cut my panel using one of my new Crazy double running stitch dies by CUTplorations, matted it onto a panel from a fresh stack of pre-cut Core'dinations cardstock and adhered this to my white card base. I finished off with some googly eyes that I have had for a while but had not used until now because I did not know where I had hidden them. Duh! To make sure the recipient will be able to read the fine print under the main sentiment, I also stamped it in black Versamark on the inside. For those of you who also struggle with reading the find print, I will spell it out. It says: Well, happy birthday to you! Love it! Makes me wonder why it took me so long to ink it up.

For my second card, I decided to pop up the owl onto a branch from the same stamp set and stamped my sentiment (Good stuff, Winterhaven SOA collection by Catherine Pooler) in Faded Jeans DOI. I trimmed my panel down and adhered it to a yellow Core'dinations panel before adhering it to my white card base. I added a touch of Wink of Stella to the bird and used Glossy accents on the eyes.

I'm playing at:

Twofer Card Challenge - #1 Feathers

I'm also linking up my Birthday card at:

SOS - #338 You say it's your birthday

The Cutie Pie - #119 January blues

Naughty or Nice - NON47 Celebrate

Sweet Stampin' - Men's cards


And my Thank you card is also playing at:

Pile it on -  #138 Thank you

SSS Wednesday - Add a sentiment


  1. Leuk Mar. Mooi die kleuren van het papier, het brengt zachtheid aan het geheel. Mooie stempelset. Kus Ineke☀️

  2. Love the owls!!!
    Thanks for celebrating birthdays this week with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

  3. This little owl is such a cutie on both versions, Marianne ... those googly eyes are especially fun ... so glad you found them! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

  4. Googly eyes and a sassy sentiment - perfect! Great colour choices, too. Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges!

  5. That owl is a hoot (sorry for the pun, I couldn't resist)! Such a great image and sentiment for your birthday card. I love how he's perched up on that branch on your thank you card too. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Twofer Card Challenge!

  6. Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Add a Sentiment” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  7. So glad you joined us! That owl is indeed super-duper cute... I have to say: the googlie-eyes are my fave! Two terrific cards. Thanks for joining the birthday-catch-up at Shopping Our Stash this week!

  8. Hoot, Hoot!!! fabulous cards with those super adorable owls!! Adding googly eyes to this images makes them super fun too.
    Thank you for playing with SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  9. LOVE! Those distress oxides really do pop off the page but in a very understated way. You get such nice clean stamping and so glad you've been using up your stash too! I LOVE owls! xx

  10. Kraft and blues are great for manly cards, Marianne, and so are owls! Whether googly-eyed or glossy-eyed, he looks perfect on both your great designs!! Thank you so much for playing with us again at Twofer! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Yes, please do get this stamp set out more often - such adorable cards!

  12. Both of your cards are really great! I love the stamping on kraft card stock! The colors look awesome! Thank you for sharing them with us at Naughty or Nice Challenges! Cyndi, DT

  13. Thanks for playing along with us at Naughty or Nice Challenges, love that little owl and our colour combo is delish! Jo x

  14. These are super cute! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'. Sammy-x

  15. What a fun idea. Love your owls. Great look of stamping on kraft too. Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On. Keti (DT)

  16. Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing with us @ Cutie Pie's. Sue x

  17. Two fabulous blue and cute cards. Thank you for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Sarah DT