Thursday, February 27, 2020

You're Owl Old

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Anne Harmon our challenge hostess for the month, finishes off the month with one last challenge.

Anne tells us that pocket cards are fun, so for our challenge this week we were to make a pocket card of some sort.

Earlier in the month I made a Penguin & Panda Surprise Ball Pop-up animals. I also made pockets for the animals to be put in, so that I could use this to present the animals to the recipient. Since then I have also been wanting to make an owl, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to make it.

The owl is sitting on a branch of a tree that is attached to a circle using the Crosshatch -Ovals die set. I also added a sentiment to the front of the circle.

Here is a quick video to see my Owl Surprise Ball Pop-up in action.

To create the owl I used Karen Burniston's Surprise Ball Pop-up die set to create two balls which were both die cut from tan cardstock. I then die cut another one die from beige speckled paper and added this to the front of the bottom all for the owls belly.

I added the owls tail by using folding a piece of tan cardstock in half. I then used a segment that was left over from a previous surprise ball to cut out the shape of the segment, so that the wider side of the segment was placed on the fold. I then used a scalloped border die to die cut the bottom panel to give it a fancy edge. I die this twice so I could have a wide tail. I die cut another scalloped border from tan cardstock and patched this on either side of the tail piece cut previously to fill in the gap.

I die cut two ovals from the Crosshatch - Ovals die set to use for the owl wings which I placed on either side of the owl. 

The ears were created using a kite shaped die and then altered slightly to get the look I wanted.

I die cut another circle using the Crosshatch - Circles die set and stamped an owl themed sentiment from Art Impressions. This was then attached underneath the circle the owl is attached to.

Of course I needed a pocket for my owl which is what the challenge is about! I created a simple rectangle pocket and added some owl patterned paper on the front. I added the sentiments over the paper for some extra interest. 

I added the "Pull Here" to the centre of the right hand side of the card so the recipient knows to use the tail to pull out the owl.

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:

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Chatting Whoots Stamp set - Art Impressions (retired)
Birthday Owl Stamp Set - Lil' Inker Designs (retired)


MiamiKel said...

OH my goodness! This is unreal! What an absolutely creative owl - just superb!

Vicky Gould said...

OMG! You have outdone yourself.....IF that's possible. I absolutely love this cutie! There are not enuf accolades to applaud you! Just adorable!!!

Lynn McAuley said...

I could watch that delightful owl pop out of that card a thousand times and be thrilled every single time!! Amazing work, Frances!!

Liz Williams said...

AMAZING! I am speechless! There are too many words to describe how fabulous this owl is.

Lois said...

Love your owl, Frances! Those critters made with the Surprise Ball Pop-Up are just amazing -- and so fun!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

YOu are just amazing, Frances. This card is awesome!!!!!

Karen Aicken said...

Love your owl - that tail!!! Great card for the challenge.