Thursday, September 8, 2016

A Wise Owl Once Said

Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Our challenge hostess Lois continues to issue the challenges.

Lois tells us that she thinks most kids are back in school by now. So, let’s have a Word challenge the word being WORD. Include something on your card that begins with each of the letters in W-O-R-D. 

A friend recently shared a card she saw online which used the Sizzix #2 Owl as an Easel card, so I decided to make my version of that card for my challenge today. You can see the the card I was inspired by on the Sizzix UK Blog here.

For the challenge these are the things I used on my card to make up the word, WORD.
W - Wings; Wise Owl
O - Owl; Oval
R - Red
D - Daisy

To hold the easel up I used the Papertrey Inks Mighty Oak die which I die cut the tree three times and layered together. I also stamped the "A Wise Owl once said ...." onto the thick part of the branch.

I added the daisy which the owl is holding by it's wing which is one of the dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I added Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the petals and centre of the flower.

This is what the card looks like when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

And finally one last photo which shows the whole of the inside of the card including the sentiment.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Stamps: Wise Owl Once Said - Simon Says Stamp; Bugsy and Owly - Penny Black
Paper: White; Yellow; Green; Red; Bright Pink; Julie Nutting Blush DP - Prima
Dies: Owl #2 Bigz Die - Sizzix; Daisy; Katie Label Pivot Card - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Mighty Oak - Papertrey Ink
Other: Black Ink; Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm; Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Foam Tape; Copics


Liz Williams said...

Frances, this is such an adorable little owl. Cleverly created and so delightful.

Lynn McAuley said...

This fabulous owl easel design is divine! What a precious birthday card!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I adore the way you made the owl hold the daisy. Are you loving all our owls today???!

Lois said...

Cute owl -- and I love the inside!

Vicky Gould said...

Such a cute, cute card!!! Reminds me of the Nursery Rhyme:

A wise old owl sat in an oak,
The more he heard, the less he spoke;
The less he spoke, the more he heard;
Why aren't we all like that wise old bird?

Author: Unknown

Karen Aicken said...

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! You must have gotten lucky and got the owl die that doesn't cut the eyes out. I got the lemon one and those two holes are a bit of a PITA to work with. Great design, great colours - great card. Love it!

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jojot said...

It is proper that you have this FABULOUS owl to play

Marlene L said...

I am totally in love with this card!! Fortunately, I have the owl die and the daisy is on my list. Thank you for the link to the instructions!