Sunday, 12 November 2017


Hi and welcome!  I'm thrilled to be here today with a card for Michelle Lupton's Challenge Me a Christmas Card.  

The challenge Michelle gave me was Owls - which isn't too difficult and did give me a chance to go shopping for appropriate owl stamps - win/win 😄

For my card, I took a panel of white cardstock and used a stitched dome die to create a mask.  Through the mask, I lightly sponged some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Aquamarine.  Once that was finished, I die-cut the panel with a stitched rectangle stax die and went to work on the main image.

I stamped the branch then the owls and colored both before cutting out with my Scan n Cut.  On the Santa's hat I added some Snow Marker for a fluffy look.  I added the owls to the white panel, being careful to make sure none of the mousse showed underneath the branch.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment and mounted the panel on to a white top-fold card base using foam tape.

Thanks for visiting and thanks to Michelle for inviting me to join her.  Be sure you check out her card too.  The old adage "great minds think alike" might just pop into your head 😄

As an aside, and before I go, Michelle gave me a choice of challenges.  I could go with owls or, wait for it, Wal and his dog from Footrot Flats.  Her witty brother suggested that challenge!  Now while I love Wal and Dog, I decided to take the safe route and stick with the owls!

I'm adding this card to the gallery at Sweet Kobylkin's Chasing Holiday Mojo challenge.  I'm playing along with Tasha's card

Products used:

Stamps:  Happy Owlidays (Winnie & Walter)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid, Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock:  White, X-Press It
Dies;  Stitched Rectangle Stax, Stitched Dome Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, Nuvo Embellishment Mousse (Aquamarine), Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen, Snow Marker



Michelle Lupton said...

I'm still chucking that we chose the same stamps! I love the way you coloured the owls to give them a fluffy look 😊

Barb Ghig said...

Be still, my heart...your little owls are absolutely adorable, Karren! Beautiful Copic coloring, as always, and I love how you added texture with your Mousse and Snow clever and fun!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! I love the colouring on your owls, Karren.

Jane Clark said...

I love owls, great card!!

Cara said...

This is just adorable!

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous, Karren! I love your coloring on those sweet owls especially their little tummies!

Susi K. said...

Super adorable and beautifully coloured! Love the way you coloured the lower portion of these sweet owl images to add lifelike detail.

Ksenija said...

Karren, I love your CASEing of Tasha's card. It is so heart warming and sweet. Thank you so much for playing along! - Sweet Kobylkin