Friday 3 July 2015

Sleepy Owls

Hi all.  I'm back with a card which I made for my DH as we are celebrating our 33rd Anniversary today.  I found these owls over at Beccy's Place which were a freebie and thought they would make a cute card and combined them with  the sketch which is this week's challenge over at Less is More and I'm sorry that I am a little late as it finishes later this evening.


I started by cutting a piece of white card  and embossed using my Cuttlebug Kimmy-Luvs EF which sadly seems to be discontinued.  I had to run it through twice to cover the card and then I die cut with the Simon Says Stitched Square using the second largest die.

I realised that without thinking I had die cut before embossing and some of the embossing had been flattened, so I ran the piece through the embossing folder again twice and thought it was ok, but this morning when DH opened it and I looked in the daylight I realise that the first run through was not lined up quite well enough so there is a little ghosting.  I am rather a perfectionist and was annoyed that I hadn't noticed it last night but he says that he loves it anyway and it only really shows if you look at the photo on zoom, but it is good to catalogue these things so that others won't make the same mistakes.

I then cut round the image with the larger die and stuck this on the base card behind the square aperture before sticking that down too.  I then made a frame to finish the aperture nicely using a snippet of white card and the largest and second largest of the stitched dies which I then adhered  to the aperture.

I finished it with a computer generated sentiment, and as the computer paper is not very sturdy I stuck this to a snippet of card and cut a banner shape with a fishtail at one end.   

Thank you for dropping by today.

Pat  x

I would also like to enter the following challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 183 where we use up our snippets.
Cuttlebug Mania - Sentimental Journey.



Jean said...

What super owl image Pat, perfect for your anniversary card. I like the stitched frame and the lovely embossing folder you used.
Jean x

Anne said...

Happy anniversary to you both!
What a gorgeous and fun card, great take on our sketch
Thanks for joining us this week
Less is More

Cathy said...

This is gorgeous Pat, I love this owl image! Congrats on your anniversary too, Cathy x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card and Happy Anniversary to you both.

Neets B said...

Love the stitched frame for your owls. Great image for a guy too, happy anniversary for yesterday!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Di said...

Wow Pat - what a lovely card! I adore the embossing folder you used and aren't those owls cute :)

Hope you had a lovely anniversary!


Di xx

DH said...

I love the card, it's a hoot !

DH xx

MaryH said...

Happy Anniversary!!! WHat a perfect card to celebrate this big day, and it's absolutely darling. Love the image, the coloring, the way you've used the mat frame to highlight the cute couple and that's a wonderful embossing look too. TFS & Big hugs. HOpe you have a super swell day.

Marika said...

Those two owls look so in love!! Happy Anniversary to you both!

Bonnie said...

What a sweet image, Pat! I love these cuddling owls and the embossing is fabulous. (I can't see the ghosting.) Love that stitched frame too!

Bonnie said...

Oh, and happy anniversary!!!

scrappymo! said...

This looks fabulous. Two wise owls after 33 years!

Your image is adorable and your card looks great from over here. No ghosting on my screen!

Viv said...

Great embossing folder you've used Pat - and aren't those owls just the BEST?!!!! Hope you had a lovely anniversary. x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Your Owls are so sweet, beautiful card and Happy Anniversary ! Shirleyxx