A brand new die was just released from Serendipity Stamps. And I think the entire team had a little input about his features. It was nice to be able to watch the design evolve as everyone put in ideas! He's been given a few nicknames... Hooty, Dr. Who, Hoot Hoot! We've had fun with this one! He's being unveiled today with a blog hop!
So be sure and hop around and check out the ideas the team came up with! I know Miriam has a tutorial up on her blog too about how she has used it! Here are your links! Of course there is a gift certificate up for grabs too for a random commenter. Last day to comment is October 20th. The winner will be announced on the Serendipity Blog on October 21st.
Blog Hop Order :
Jenny Gropp - you are here!
On to the card....
When I started to make my card, I kept thinking about the owl page in the Graphic 45 Steampunk Spell's Collection. So that was my inspiration point and I just kind of went with it! My owl paper is from the 8x8 pad. I tried to make my owl with the same colors in the paper. I die cut it out of black card stock first. Then I adhered it to the yellow paper and fit the die back over the black cut out, running the 2 papers through my machine embossing it only. This caused the yellow areas to puff out through the black cuts. I hand cut around the edge. I used a chestnut roan cat's eye to ink up the edges of the owl and all my papers. I cut out the the totally wicked sentiment from a 12x12 sheet of Steampunk Spells. AND check out his eyes.... I had these very cool adhesive eyeballs (go figure!) in my stash.... matched up perfect!
Since the paper had the "totally wicked" sentiment in it that led to me pulling out this wicked stamp from my stash! I thought it was a great pairing of paper, die and stamp! The base of the card is 4 1/4" square, so this will still fit in to an A2 envelope with no problem.
Here are your hopping links again!
- Stamps and Dies by Serendipity Stamps: Owl Die #1290ED, Have a Wicked Good Day #1228D
- Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Chestnut Roan Cats Eye
- Paper: Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Collection 8x8, 12x12 and 6x6 paper pads, Black
- Other: Black Seam Binding Ribbon, Bow Easy Tool, Perfect Layer Rulers, Foam Tape, Misc Adhesive Eyeballs - lol!, Button