Monday, 13 December 2021

Christmas Owls

Good Morning everyone

Just this last lavinia stamps card to share as my last Christmas card this year.  I made a couple of these Lavinia owl cards, one for my parents for Christmas.  Ive stamped onto a kind of pinky/coffee colour pearl cardstock.

Approx 6x6" card.  I used the hexagon dies to make my base card and die cut a smaller hexagon from white i cut a smaller one from the middle.  On the frame i stamped the fir trees towards the bottom and stencilled some small dots with oxide ink to act as snow.  I inked around the top edge with the same oxide ink and around the bottom with green distress inks. I added 3d foam tape to the back and added it to the base card.

On the smaller hexagon i first stamped the owls with black archival ink and then i stamped the pine branches around them with archival inks to make it look like they are standing on the branches.  I lightly stencilled patina oxide ink dots to act like snow around them.  I glue this hexagon flat inside the frame.  I die cut a couple of little branches from gold mirror card and glued under the owls.

I stamped lots of pine ones with brown ink tones onto scraps of the pearl card, cut them out and arranged with glue gel.  Stamped quote cut up and added to finish. 

Just a close up, i used a white gel pen on the owls eyes as they were a bit lost and also to highlight the pine cones a bit.

Items Used:
Lavinia Stamps - 'echo & drew' 'fern branch' 'mini pinecone'
 'fir tree' 'seasons change'
Memory box stems die
Hexagon die set
Dotty stencil
Oxide inks - Tumbled glass, salvaged patina
Distress ink - forest moss, pine needles
Archival ink - Library green, sepia, potting soil
Pearl cardstock - payper box
Gold mirror card

Thank you all for stopping by once again.  I hope you all have a good week.  Stay safe and keep warm.  Hugs Emmax

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As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous card
Ginny ♥
My Blog As I do Rodos

gwen70 said...

Love these cards Emma, I'm sure your parents will love theirs xx

meg said...

A stunning card Emma the owl stamps are beautiful,love the hexagon layers

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card love the hexagon shape/stamped Owls and pinecones
Carol x

Ellibelle said...

Such a beautiful card with this wonderful winter scene and love the non-traditional card shape!
Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Allsorts challenge where it's all about wings and/or tails. Good luck and hope you'll join in again soon!
Ellibelle's Corner

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love this card shape for a change from squares and rectangles and your design is so beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.

brenda said...

Absolutely love this Emma, so much depth and interest, thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

I love to make cards with frames yet never thought of using my favourite TL hexagons in that way, might have to put that right so thanks for the inspiration.

B x

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely card and shape, thanks for sharing. Happy Christmas and have a fab new year

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful creation I love the shape also those Owl images and the wonderful pine cones thank you for joining us at ALLSORTS this week
lolo x

Witchcrafted Life said...

Oh Emma, this card is so delightfully, whimsically and beautifully charming. Love it big time!

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

StephW said...

A fabulous make, just love the silhouette owls, their eyes give them so much character ... Steph x

Billie A said...

Wonderful shape and scene. Love your card. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Catz.

Kuni said...

Lovely and sweet card.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

Kirsty said...

What a stunning card Emma, love the design, gorgeous. Big hugs Kirsty. x

Michelle B. said...

Uniquely beautiful! I love the shape and the dimension you've created and those stamps are fab. So glad you joined us for our Make a Scene Challenge at CCC!

Nancy said...

I love that you used a shaped card for this scene... Thanks for playing along with us at Christmas Craft Creations!