Wednesday, 20 January 2016

You elegant fowl!

I’m sharing a card today I have made for a friend’s son who is turning 21, which features Aurora Wings’ Steampunk Owl image.

And no, I didn’t colour the image, I embossed it on some copper to add some interest to my otherwise CAS card.  I then applied the Tim Holtz’s industrious metal technique, although it is hard to see the effect in the photo, metal isn’t great to take a picture of.

My card follows the current sketch over at Retrosketches, I flipped it but not by design, got a bit confused when I was setting up my printing.  The happy birthday and 21 sentiments were all printed on my computer, or rather, I printed the background to the happy birthday.  I then used foil to make the sentiment into the design element.  I was going to add in a frame around the owl like in the sketch but then thought it might all get a bit busy so have just used the owl for the focal element.

Which of course meant that my card was minus embellies so I am also entering it in the current challenge at ABC Challenges.  And, as it is a male card, I am linking it up at the Crafter’s Café.

Inks & Paints etc
Bazzill Prismatic Cardstock ~ Black & Blue
Ranger Vintaj Metal~pressions ~ Copper

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great Card. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Male Cards" challenge. Don't forget to join Blog Hop!

  2. Your card is not only unusual it is a work of art. Beautiful job! Thank you for joining our challenge at ABC Challenge. Good luck and please join us again with your lovely work!

  3. Oh this looks really stunning. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

  4. Interesting technique!! I love the simple style of this card. Very appropriate for a boy. Thanks for playing with us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!


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