Monday, October 23, 2023

Garden Owl Hello - Stampin' Up! Adorable Owls

   Owls seem to be the theme for me lately!  Not only is the Alphabet Challenge using owls for the letter O on the current challenge I saw real life Great Horned Owls in the wild the other day!  We were walking the dogs in the woods early one morning last week just as the sky was starting to lighten and I heard a faint "whhoooo, whhoooo" and thought wow that's cools there's an owl calling.  We hear and see lots of different birds but never owls.  Because it was so faint we thought he/she was far away from us so we stopped walking to hear it better.  While we were standing there listening my husband actually spotted it up in a tree about 20 yards from us.  We stood there watching and listening for a while and then a second one swooped in and landed on the same branch!!  It was so cool.  They both preened for a bit and then the first owl flew to a higher branch where we couldn't see it anymore but the second stayed.  Much as we wanted to stand and watch longer we really needed to get the dogs walked and get back home and start the day.  But maybe an owl card is the next best thing??

  This was a super quick card to put together because I already had the owl colored and fussy cut as well as the hello circle.  I found them in my orphaned card parts basket and thought they would be a great start for this owl challenge!  All I did was add strips of Garden Walk DSP torn at different lengths to a Basic White thick card base for a nice colorful background.

  The owl which is from this year's Sale-a-Bration reward stamp set Adorable Owls is stamped in Crumb Cake and then colored with Blends markers is popped up on dimensionals.  The hello circle is stamped in Pretty Peacock with the sentiment from Layering Leaves stamp set.

  The only extra I added was a Calypso Coral braided linen trim knot at the edge of the sentiment.

  All of the current products used to make this card can be purchased in my ONLINE STORE.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Layering Leaves, Adorable Owls (retired- SAB)

Ink: Pretty Peacock, Crumb Cake

Blends: Crumb Cake light, Medium, Pumpkin Pie dark, Balmy Blue dark

Paper: Basic White thick, Basic White, Garden Walk DSP

Accessories: dimensionals, circle punch/die, Calypso Coral braided linen trim


  1. I do love the adorable owls set - and how fantastic to spot a pair while you were walking in the woods! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge!
    Deborah DT

  2. A super colourful card. So cute, Loving the background. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges. We hope to see you visiting us again. Caz. DT.

  3. Great background and a cute little owl!

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen x


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