For today's IC challenge - THIS owl cake make me think of both these stamps, one for the style, one for the facial expression, so I made a card using each. Lots of white and definitely mixed media, so I think they fit Anna's challenge from yesterday, too.
Early this morning I made two pieces of stencilled background. The one on the left is left plain white on white. For the one on the right, I dusted it in Perfect Pearls in a colour to match the shadows under her eyes (I call her my "get well" owl, DH thought that she looked as if she'd had a night out on the town!). Because I've already put two cards in this photo, I've also uploaded a separate detail shot which shows the shimmer from the Perfect Pearl.
Left card - bird embossed with clear EP, coloured with distress inks and fussy cut. I added a die-cut branch as a perch, and scalloped borders. I used the same colour of Bazzill for "hello", first stamping it with a background stamp in black to bring it to life a little more.
Card on the right - image stamped and embossed on watercolour paper, coloured with distress inks and fussy-cut. I die-cut the stencilled knit with Labels 1 and made a larger mat label, sponging it with Tumbled Glass. The card base is also sponged with tumbled glass. For the white layer, I stamped the sentiment and then embossed with a Darice dot ef. Most edges are highlighted with Sakura Stardust pens.
Detail shot HERE.
Date: Saturday, September 5, 2015 GMT Views: 1135
I can't believe how perfectly these owls match your inspiration cake! You have done these beautifully with all the techniques you used. You are so talented and creative Sabrina. You inspire me. Beautiful cards!
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Sat, Sep 05, 2015 @ 8:32 AM
You've got some mighty looking owls there!! I love the first one here -- but the second is cute too.
------------------------------ Jan (The Real Precious Kitty) 'Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ'. Philippians 1:6
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Sat, Sep 05, 2015 @ 8:33 AM
These two cards are totally a HOOT! The look on the right card image is perfect for a get well card and the coloring on the right one is awesome against the stenciled sweater BG!!
------------------------------ SUE aka GREENIE - Twisted Sistah Handmade cards because..No one displays an email on their mantle, or saves a FB post in a box of treasures! Nothing is impossible with God!
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Sat, Sep 05, 2015 @ 9:01 AM
Sabrina, you always get ever little detail sooo right. The embossed bgs are lovely and make the perfect setting for your owls. The 2 owls are colored in just the right colors and the placement of all the elements couldn't be better. Love both of your cards.
Seriously, I might have to stop clicking the photo inspirations because I am getting mighty hungry! Your owls are so cute, even your little sicky! Sabrina, gorgeous job on the stenciling!!!! Two beautiful cards!