Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Merry Christmas Owl

I'm hoping to have most of my Christmas cards done before Christmas this year, so instead of mass producing, I'll send out the cards I've accumulated throughout the year.

I thought I would play along with the paper piecing challenge at A Blog Named Hero this week and knock a Christmas card out in the process.

There's really only a little bit of piecing here, but a lot of fussy cutting.

The owl was stamped with Versafine and the hat was pieced.  It was a little tricky because I wanted the black outlines to show, so I had to adjust a couple times, shaving the piece back slowly until it was just the right shape to fit in the lines.  I did have a hard time finding the right shade of red.  What I ended up doing was using a Faber Castell Stamper's Big Brush Pen.

The sentiment word bubble was fussy cut and I used Spectrum Noir markers to add some shading/highlights to both the owl and word bubble.

The papers are from the Magical and 25th and Pine collections and the little shadow spot is from an A Muse set.

That's all for today.  Hope your week is going well!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  AC - Magical 6x6 pad; BG - 25th and Pine 6x6 pad; PTI - Black cardstock
Stamps:  HA - Christmas Owl, Holiday Conversation; A Muse - Ovalicious
Ink:  Versafine
Other:  Faber Castell - Red Stamper's Big Brush Pen; Spectrum Noir markers; CTMH - Dimensional Foam Tape; Tombow - Mono Adhesive


  1. heehee how totally cute.. I love that background paper and the penguin is just too cute.. great card..

  2. This card made me smile! Too cute!

  3. is his little shadow part of the stamp? It makes it extra cute and stand-out!

  4. This is really adorable. Even though the calendar tells me it is spring, according to the thermometer it could easily be Christmas. HA! Spring of winter...this card ROCKS!

  5. Cute Christmas card!! Great idea to get started now!!

  6. This is so cute! Would fit perfectly over at Merry Monday this week too. :)

  7. Ooo this is so cutie pie :) I love the BG

  8. What an adorable card! That penguin is too cute! I also really like the shading in the speech bubble - I've never thought to do that!

    Thanks for playing along with A Blog Named Hero!

  9. Love the paper-piecing,too! This is so adorable, Miriam!

  10. Such a great idea ! I should do the same. Love your color palette for Christmas and your card is as usual so pretty !

  11. This is really cute! I'm trying to do my Christmas cards the same way...Hopefully a couple each month so I don't feel so rushed at Christmas!