Monday 30 October 2017

…but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl

Well it’s almost Hallowe’en and not all my cards are done but I’ve a trio to share tonight, this one featuring the Moonlit Owl die from Tim Holtz.

Over at Challenge Up Your Life they want to see die cuts on your project so I’ve made my die cut the feature of my card.  I turned the Moonlit Owl die cut into a shaker by cutting around it with a Spellbinder circle.  I cut this from a white bit of card and then coloured with Black Soot and embossed with clear embossing powder to make it shiny.

For my background I inked a piece of Yupo paper with alcohol ink, having masked off a circle to create a large moon.  For my shaker I’ve used some lovely pistachio coloured sequins and beads from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards that I think looked like moonlight.

I’ve added in my sentiment using a chippie from Make it Crafty.  Well, two chippies actually, one a layered word and the other from an Adapt-a-Word set.  I chose to use a chippie so I could play along at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, although I’ve not gone snarky on my card.

As the current theme at Do-Al(l) Creative is Hallowe’en I’m also linking my card up over there.

Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die ~ LF114 Grand Circles
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink ~ Pitch Black, Purple Twilight, Sailboat, Silver Mixative & Stream
Yupo Paper ~ 200gsm White

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh love that owl die!
    Thanks for getting chippie with Edna and the sisterhood of snarky stampers!!

  2. This is lovely, Emily! Thanks for joining Edna and the girls at SoSS, Jo x

  3. Wow... this ist just amazing! I love the design of your spooky creation.

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
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    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives (#10 – Halloween)
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  4. Awesome shaker card and the owl die is perfect for Halloween.

    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#10 – Halloween}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#10 – Mushrooms}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#42 – Pretty pinks or birthday}
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  5. I've never seen a shaker card used in a spooky way before but it works and then some, this is beautiful, perfect with the owl die cut. Thanks for joining in with our Chipboard Challenge at SOSS

  6. Even the Sistahs abandon snark once in a while, so we are happy to have you join us any time! This is spookily gorgeous with the shaker moon and beautiful night sky. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  7. I love that owl, beautiful work! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

    Majo - DT ♥

  8. Gorgeous shaker card! Love that owl die cut, and great use of the chippies! Thanks for joining at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  9. Love your shaker card!!! great chippie too. Thanks for playing along with us at the Sisterhood of snarky stampers for C is for chipboard.


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