Monday, August 24, 2009

Whooo’s there?

Hi – I’ve been a bit scattered in posting lately so I’m trying to get my act together!  I’m experimenting with Live Writer to do my posts to see if I can move things around and edit a little more easily…so this is my trial run! Let’s hope it works - Today’s card features the owl from the Animal Stories stamp set. newly imported 831 I have him sitting in the tree from the Season of Friendship stamp set above some grass I snipped out of Old Olive. Both the owl and the tree are cut out and popped up on the card. This was one of those cards where I got carried away adding details! :0)   The card colors are Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron and Whisper White.  The DSP is Tall Tales.  I punched the bottom edge of the Chocolate Chip layer with the scallop edge punch and then scooted it over and punched again half way through each scallop.  It gives it a more ragged edge which I thought worked better with the grass piece.  I did the same thing to the scallop circle but it was a bit trickier to do.  newly imported 836 TIP: punch the scallop circle  once and then lightly adhere it to a scrap piece of cardstock. This becomes your handle to hold the scallop circle in place.  Then put it back in the punch, turning it upside down so you can see what you’re punching. Then line it up again and rotate just a tad so that you can punch the center of each scallop off.  Now you can peel away the scrap piece and you have a sunburst type shape!  The Rose Red buttons are threaded with skinny pieces of Old Olive cardstock.  It’s easy to do this if you first break the fibers up a bit by rolling the strip gently over a table edge.  I curled the ends around my paper piercer.  That’s it! Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by today – I’m off to get my act together! :0)

kirstin

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