Monday, September 17, 2007

Zindorf's Owl!

The challenge for the featured stamper wasn't posted until late last night (my time) it is normally posted about 2pm my time so I wasn't able to create my card until this morning. This weeks featured stamper is Zindorf, hence the title on this post. Zindorf's gallery is just wonderful but it wasn't hard for me to decide which card I was going to case. How could a featured stamper have a card with an owl on it and I not case it ... I ask you ;) ..... you can see Zindorf's card here.

I loved this card when Zindorf first posted it back in August, a friend had actually sent me the link so I couldn't miss it and I had put it in my favorites to case someday ... well today was the day! I loved the card as is so I didn't attempt to make any big changes to the card ... I did make little ones as I had to adapt some things for what I owned. Here are the changes I made:
  • used different tree images for the base card and the branch the owl is sitting on
  • used a different color star eyelet and changed the number of eyelets I used
  • omitted the leaves from the card
  • added olive ribbon to the centre of my card
  • added brads to the verse
  • cut my owl out and used foam tape to attach it to my card.
  • used a different moon (I used the one from the set .. don't think this is what Zindorf used)
  • used Creole Spice Kaleidacolor ink pad to brayer my card.
  • used a different verse
  • used so saffron card rather than apricot appeal card
The moon was stamped first in versamark ink and then in summer sun so that I could emboss it, I did the same with the branch & owl (but used choc chip instead of the summer sun). The owl was stamped on a separate piece of gloss card. The panel was then brayered using creole spice ink. The trees up the top of the background were also stamped using black pigment ink embossed with clear ep and brayered with the same ink. This technique is called the emboss resist technique.

Recipe:
Stamps: Owl & Moon - What a Hoot SU; Trees - Posh; Verse - Stampendous
Papers: So Saffron; Navy - SU; White Gloss
Other: Black Pigment Ink; Choc Chip & Summer Sun SU Ink; Creole Spice kaleidacolor Ink; Versamark Ink; Oval Punches; Olive Grosgrain Ribbon; Clear Embossing Powder; Star Eyelets; Navy Brads; Foam Tape

8 comments:

Kim Muhl said...

What an awesome CASE! I love it!

Beth said...

What a great card. You did a fabulous job CAS'ng -- quite amazing actually.

Vicky said...

I LOVE your card, it's amazing!!!!
TFS!!
Vicky

Wanda. said...

I LOVE it!!!

Cindy H. said...

Great card! Great job!! I have resisted Creole Spice because I never knew what it could be used for - Now I know! I love this card!

dd2njoy said...

WoW!!! What an awesome card! Love everything about it!

Debbie G said...

This is adorable!! I love it!

Rose Ann said...

This is really cute! I love the glow effect of the moon!