Monday, 24 February 2020

The others have fluff…

Sharing a card featuring one of the awesome owls from the Owl Rather Be You set by Gerda Steiner Designs.

My layout follows the current sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch.  Now I am a total enamel dot hoarder, I buy them all the time in all sorts of colours thinking they will be the perfect embellies for male cards.  But you know they just go straight in my enamel dot box and when I make a male card, I somehow don’t think to use them or figure my card doesn’t need any embellies.  But not this time, no siree.  I saw this sketch and thought I can totally enamel dot the heck out of it and that’s exactly what I did ~ think it worked out pretty awesome too!

Now the enamel dot colour choice and the palette for my card comes from the current inspiration cookies from If You Give a Crafter a Cookie.  It’s really hard to tell because the sentiment is pretty small (even on the real card) but I also did the printed part in a matching red with blue dots pattern as one of the candle cookies from the picture.  My ‘birthday’ chippie (one of the last ever order from Make it Crafty, still in mourning over Zoe closing down and the end of the best every chippies in the history of crafting!) was done in gold embossing powder to be the slight gold accent like the flames on the candle.  Unfortunately, when I went to colour up my white enamel dots in gold to add a few of them as accents I found my Gold Alcohol Mixative had gone to swamp water (basically all that’s coming out the bottle now is horrid green liquid) so I had to use rose gold.  Not a great match but I’m telling you now gold glitter brush markers don’t dry over enamel dots and I really didn’t want to plastic fume myself trying to emboss the enamel dots.

But with my embossing on my chippie I am also entering my card over at The Male Room as hopefully this card looks suitably masculine too.  It better, because it’s going to a male friend who told our friend group that we could go to lunch for pretty much any reason other than his birthday, hence the sentiment and the rather unimpressed looking owl on the card.

Feathers BV0000, YR31, YR20, YR30 | B60, E59, E57, E23 | E99, YR24, YR21 & PC938, PC943, PC945, PC947, PC1083
Eyes V000, Y13, YR31, YR30
Beak 100, C8, C4
Feet BV25, BV23, BV20 & PC1054, PC1060
Chalks & Powders etc
Stampendous! Embossing Powder ~ Detail Gold
Kraftin’ Kimmie Enamel Dots ~ Lovely Dots
Make it Crafty Chipboard Single Layered Word ~ 3" birthday
Uniquely Creative Enamel Dots ~ Aqua, Navy & White (coloured with Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink Rose Gold Mixative)
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Markers ~ Faded Jeans
Tsukineko Ink ~ VersaMark
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Monochromatic Cardstock ~ Patina
House of Paper Cardstock ~ Linen Embossed White
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Dapper Denim & Real Red

 Thanks for stopping by!


  1. ha ha, I hope you friend appreciates this lovely card. Great embossing - I always forgot to do that technique. Love the enamel dots too. Thanks for joining in at the Male Room.

    Linby x

  2. You made such a beautiful card :-))
    Thank you so much for joining us in our "Use Embossing" challenge at The Male Room!

  3. Sweet card!!! Thank-you so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! Sorry so late for commenting, but life has been a bit tough for me lately. I want to take a moment today to tell you that you are an awesome artist!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment Deanne and hope that life has turned the corner and is looking up for you now!

  4. Love your Owl and those Enamel dots look Brilliant!


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