Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Owl You Need Is Love!

It's Tuesday, which means it's time to share a project created for Topflight StampsSince it's February and Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching, I decided to make a Valentine's Day card using two of the six owls included in the Owl You Need is Love Clear Stamp Set #156 by AALL and Create. I created the background papers with colored cardstock, the Hearts and Dots Stencil by Alexandra Renke, and Periwinkle and Dusky Rose Prism Inks by Hunkydory Crafts.

Here's the card.

Here's a photo of the card laying flat on my table to show the shaker contents and to reduce the glare. Ordinarily, if I had problems with a photo, I'd go outside. Alas, we've had a blizzard and there's snow drifting against the front door.

Topflight Stamps Products Used:
Periwinkle and Dusky Rose Prism Inks by Hunkydory Crafts

PSA: There are lots of fantastic new products at Topflight Stamps, so you should definitely click on over there after reading my instructions! BTW, if you'd like to get 12% off your order at Topflight Stamps use THIS LINK!

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Tuxedo Black™ Memento Ink by Tsukineko®
Blue and Pink Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Copic® Markers: 
   Owl Feathers: E30, E31, E33, E34, E35, E43, E44
   Owl Beak and Talons: Y21, Y26, Y28
   Owl Eyes: Y06, Y35, Y38, RY1
   Heart: R83, R85
Heart Nestabilities™ Die Set by Spellbinders®
Woodland Branch Die by Memory Box
Embossable Window Plastic by Judikins
Clear Detail Embossing Powder by Stampendous!®
Rainbow Heart Confetti by Kat Scrappiness
With Love Sparkle Blends by Doodles Paper Playground
Stamping Platform
STAY-tion by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Industries

  1. Choose two owls you want to use and stamp them with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto white cardstock. 
  2. Fussy-cut both owls then color them with Copic markers. Edge the owls with a N7 marker and set aside. They'll be fine as they have each other for company.
  3. Cut pieces of blue and pink cardstock to 6" square.
  4. Use magnets to secure the Hearts and Dots Stencil onto the blue cardstock square on the STAY-tion.
  5. Use a blending brush* to apply Periwinkle Prism ink over the stencil onto the blue cardstock. Remove the stencil and the cardstock from the STAY-tion. 
  6. Clean the stencil and the STAY-tion.
  7. Repeat steps #4 and #5 with a clean brush, pink cardstock, and Dusky Rose Prism ink.
  8. Clean the stencil and the STAY-tion.
  9. Trim the blue stenciled cardstock to 5.25" square. 
  10. Use the Premier Blending Tool and Premier Ink Blending Sponges to edge the blue cardstock.**
  11. Cut an aperture in the blue stenciled cardstock panel using a heart die.
  12. Use magnets to secure heat embossable window plastic to the base of a stamping platform.
  13. Use the heart-shaped aperture on the blue panel to determine the placement of the sentiment. Press the lid of the stamping platform onto the sentiment and lift the lid.
  14. Remove the blue stenciled panel.
  15. Ink the stamp with Onyx Black VersaFine Ink and stamp the sentiment onto the heat embossable window plastic panel. 
  16. Sprinkle Clear Detail embossing powder over the wet ink, dump off the excess, and heat set.
  17. Place the blue panel face down and apply adhesive around the heart shaped window.
  18. Adhere the clear sentiment window to cover opening. 
  19. Apply two layers of 3-D Adhesive Foam Roll around the heart shaped opening and add the shaker contents 
  20. Lift the backs off the adhesive foam and seal the opening with the stenciled pink cardstock. 
  21. Adhere the shaker panel to a 5.5" square blue card.
  22. Cut a scrap of brown cardstock with the Woodland Branch die.
  23. Adhere the branch die-cut as shown.
  24. Adhere to two owls to finish the card.
*I find that blending brushes are wonderful to use to apply ink over stencils because they get into the smallest areas and don't get shredded by the stencil. They even hold up to metal stencils! 

**I like to use Blending Foam for edging because the tool and sponges give me a better result.

Thanks for visiting today!

1 comment: