Monday, October 03, 2011

Owl on a Limb

I always look forward to Monday mornings because it's CAS Challenge time!!  Today's challenge is a sketch from elmo98ca (current member of the CAS Design Team).  Love the sketch and had fun putting my own spin on it.  I realized after I was finished making the card and took a picture, that I missed rounding the corners (ooops!).  Hope you like.

"Out on a Limb"

Stamps:  Season of Friendship (SU!); On a Limb (Stampendous)
Paper:  Garden Green, Whisper White, Soft Suede (SU!); Grass paper, scraps of assorted DP (unknown)
Ink:  Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Owl 2-part punch, Grass die-cut (Cheery Lynn), Big Shot, Tombow glue, sticky strips and adhesives

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I inked the tree stamp with Early Espresso and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock.  I cut the tree out and down to the size I wanted.

I cut a strip of grass paper with a wave at the top to represent hills of grass.  Using a darker grass paper, I used the grass die-cut from Cheery Lynn Designs and then cut the strip in half so I had two layers.  I glued the two strips of thin grass at the bottom of the "hills".  I glue the tree on top.

I inked the sentiment with Early Espresso ink and stamped on top of the lighter grass.  I punched out the owl and glued the pieces together with Tombow glue.  I mounted the owl in the tree with sticky strips.
The front panel was mounted to a card base of Garden Green.

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