S imple, cute card using Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock pieces to the following sizes using a Paper Trimmer:
- card from Seaside Spray Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Misty Moonlight Cardstock
- 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" from Seaside Spray Cardstock
- 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" from Shimmery White Cardstock
Insert the Misty Moonlight rectangle into the Winter Snow Embossing Folder. Place the folder with the cardstock inside on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine and run through the machine.
Adhere the dry embossed Misty Moonlight rectangle to the front of the Seaside Spray card.
Mount the owl holding a gift image from the Have A Hoot Set on Block B. Ink it up with the Memento Pad. Stamp it in the center of the Shimmery White rectangle near one end. Leave room to punch the image out.
Unlock the 2" Circle Punch. Hold it upside down so you can see the punching area. Slide the stamped owl image into the punch and get it centered in the punching area. Punch.
Make sure you have some paper (Grid Paper works great) at your work space.to protect the work surface. The Stampin' Blends Markers will bleed through the cardstock that you are coloring so you need to protect your work surface.
Place the owl circle punch out on the work paper and color with the Stampin' Blends Markers. The markers have a brush tip for coloring in larger areas and a fine tip for coloring in smaller areas.
Use the Dark Soft Suede Stampin' Blends to color in the branch the owl is sitting on.
Use the Dark Crumb Cake and Light Soft Suede Stampin' Blends to color in the owl leaving his eyes and talons white for now.
Use the Light Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends to color in the owl's eyes and talons.
Use the Dark Seaside Spray Stampin' Blends to color in the ribbon on the gift the owl is holding and to outline the snow around the owl.
Use the Light Seaside Spray Stampin' Blends to color in the rest of the gift the owl is holding.
Use the Color Lifter Stampin' Blends if needed to remove excess color.
Unlock the 2-1/4" Circle Punch. Slide the Seaside Spray rectangle into the punch. Punch.
Adhere the colored owl image circle punch out to the center of the Seaside Spray circle punch out.
Cut a 10" piece of the 1-1/2" Metallic Mesh Ribbon.
Fold the ribbon in half so it creates a loop at the top.
Lay the ribbon loop on the front of the card so it is centered side to side and the loop is near the top. Use a piece of Tear & Tape Adhesive across the bottom of the loop to hold the ribbon in place.
Remove the protective backing from the Tear & Tape Adhesive on the card front. Add some Stampin' Seal to the back of the matted owl circle. Adhere the matted owl circle to the front of the card so it is centered over the ribbon loop side to side and is near the top of the loop (about 3/4" from the top edge of the card). Make sure it covers all of the Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Trim the loose ends of the ribbon at the bottom at sharp angles.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up 3 iridescent snowflakes from a sheet of Snowflake Adhesive-Backed Embellishments making sure that you get the adhesive backings as well. Adhere them randomly to the front of the card.