Sunday, March 13, 2011

3x3 RAK Owl

  Last week while browsing the online forums on Splitcoaststampers I came across a thread about what stamping supplies you hoard and which ones you use a lot of without any thought as to if you can buy more in the future.  One of the ladies replied that Stampin' Up Copper embossing powder was something she used sparingly since it is a retired item and she can't order anymore.  Well after re-organizing my stamping room after Christmas I came across a full jar of the Copper embossing powder that I knew I wouldn't use as I sold the last of the retired matching paper over the summer at my stamping tag sale (no idea how I missed the powder!).  I sent the lady a message asking if she would want my jar of embossing powder and if she did to send me her address and I would pop it in the mail.  She responded that she would love it!  Of course I couldn't send a little stamping gift without a card!  I got to work making a little 3x3 card to tuck into the mailing envelope.

  How cute is this little guy??  I used the Color Coach to get the combination of Basic Gray, Old Olive and Melon Mambo.  The base is Melon Mambo and measures 3x3...perfect size for a card to go with a gift or just a little something to tuck into a kid's lunch or husband's briefcase.  I rounded the corners of the Whisper White panel.  The 2 different patterns of Designer Series Paper are from last years Sale-A-Bration stack Welcome Neighbor and I thought the Old Olive pattern kind of looked like feathers across his tummy.  

  I perched the owl on the sentiment which I colored with my markers alternating my colors and then punched out with the Word Window punch and layered onto a small punched DSP oval.  To balance the owl I added an Old Olive button with a linen thread bow tied through it.

Stamps: So Many Sayings (retired)

Ink: Markers- Basic Gray, Melon Mambo, Old Olive

Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Welcome Neighbor DSP (retired)

Accessories: corner rounder, 2 Step Owl punch, oval punch, button, linen thread, Word Window punch


  1. Amanda- how sweet of you to make some other paper crafter's day by sending her a jar of copper embossing powder!!! I LOVE your little owl notecard- just too cute! I finally got around to purchasing this punch and hope to use it soon :).


  2. This card is adorable! Using the markers like that on the sentiment looks great.


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