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Friday, 21 February 2014

Sunday Stampers Week 295 - Birds - Friday 21st February

Hello Friends,

It's Sunday Stampers time again...this is a weekly challenge set by Hels Sheridan: all the deets can be found on Hels' totally inspirational blog - here -

The challenge this week is 'birds': now I like birds..a lot... and I have lots of bird stamps, but I decided on this Steampunk Owl stamp, by Stampendous, which I hadn't used in a while, for my card this week.

I stamped him with black archival and heat embossed with clear powder, before colouring with Promarkers..then I cut him out.

I created the background using a Memory Box Garden Birch Trees stencil, which I inked through with a mixture of Black Soot and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks on to white card. I then die cut a Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals die, lay it on the card and matched the stencil to the background, so that I could ink through again, just part of the image. This time I just used Chipped Sapphire to leave the die cut slightly lighter than the background. I attached this to the card with 3-D foam squares and then added the owl, again with foam squares.

The card is finished off with a tied blue ribbon and a steampunk clock charm.

A quick post today, after yesterday's rather lengthy and photo heavy Craft Caddy..but thanks for all the comments and for those who stopped by after Christine posted it on her Facebook page.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Love your Steampunk owl Carole greta image and colours


  2. Just gorgeous. Love the background with the trees and the owl looks really very wise.
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  3. Just gorgeous Carole the stenciled background with the adorable steam punk owl are perfect.

    Hugs Diane

  4. Great card, love this owl, what personality! ~Diane

  5. Love the steampunk owl and the fabulous background you created. Beautiful card! Hugs, Anne x

  6. Stampendous do some lovely stamps and this is no exception. I love owls but a steampunk owl has to have the edge! This is a great card Carole and you have coloured him beautifully.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  7. Great card, your steampunk owl is different but lovely. Hazel xx

  8. Hi Carole,
    what a very fab card. I love the background you have created with that stencil, and of course your really wonderful steampunk owl stamp, and it's coloured so well.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. Morning Carole,
    Not into steampunk myself but you have made a great card.

  10. Awesome! I love how you highlighted the owl behind the lighter stenciled backdrop matching it up perfectly to the darker stencil behind! Brilliant! : )

  11. Lovely card Carole! So many different elements to look at which work together perfectly! Love the background too, so effective.x

  12. Isn't he just adorable.. I loves owls muchly.... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  13. Brilliant, absolutely brilliant, I love it.
    I got a fantastic package of goodies when I got home from my break.
    Thank you very much, I really appreciate it
    Have a great week ahead

    Patricia xx

  14. Beautiful Owl stamp, just love anything with Owls, I love the card and the way you have worked the background.

  15. Great card, I love owls and the charm is gorgeous!