Monday 30 October 2017

The crow wished everything was black…

My second card tonight features the Ornate Owl die from Tim Holtz.

I used the photo inspiration at Hand Stamped Sentiments to design this card.  I picked my owl die cut from one of the images and added the witch’s hat from another.  There was lots of orange and green in the images so I went with that for the colour scheme.  To make sure I could play along in the challenge I stamped my sentiment from the Scared Silly set by Tim Holtz, where I also got the witch’s hat.

To make my main owl feature I cut the die from white cardstock and then covered it with embossing enamel.  In hindsight I should have done the embossing first and then die cut the owl as I ended up with stray bits of embossing that the die cut was too intricate to clean away.  I hand cut a second owl to act as a background and inked that with Distress Oxides then spritzed with water.  I think it turned out great for a feathery owl.

So I could play along at Moving Along with the Times I added a spider charm to hang off the owl’s hat.  For some balance I added another next to the sentiment and filled the hanger of both with Nuvo Crystal Drops.  Unfortunately it was hot as Hades here yesterday so the drops drooped before they could dry so they are not the usual lovely dome shape you get with them.

Over at The Rubber Buggy they are running a Hallowe’en challenge so I am also linking my card up there.

Chalks & Powders etc
Stampendous! Fran-tage Embossing Enamel ~ Aged Silver
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Thinlits ~ 662380 Ornate Owl
Inks & Paints etc
Spica Pen ~ Black & Silver
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides ~ Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain & Wild Honey
Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale ~ Patterns & Solids
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection ~ CMS311 Scared Silly

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful owl Halloween card with the NUVO crystal and most products that are in The Rubber Buggy store. I love the NUVO products and will have to get the NUVO Ripen Pumpkin now after seeing it on your beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at The Rubber Buggy and can't wait to see you next project or card with us soon. Hug Nancy Hill, Design Team for The Rubber Buggy

  2. Wow that was a lot of work! Very effective though. So glad you played with us at HSS.


  3. Quite an amazing creation, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Xxx

  4. Wow, what a fab card. I love the textures on the owl. His purple hat is gorgeous and the spider charms finish it off perfectly :-)
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our Charm/Tag Challenge!
    Hugs Sue B xx

  5. what a cute card.. so cool. Thanks for joining us at The Rubber Buggy challenge


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