It's Your Day - Adorable Owls - Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop December 2022

Hello and welcome back to my blog. You are visiting Ann Alexander from Australia. Today I have a card for the December 2022 "Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop".  

This month's inspiration image (see below) is really colourful and full of possibilities. The full set of colours for this month's theme are Real Red, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay and Flirty Flamingo. My card today is a bit left of centre for its interpretation of this month inspiration image. I used all the colours from the challenge image except for Pacific Point (also using some neutrals to colour the owls). I also used the floral DSP which was inspired by the summery feel to the picture. 

I used the Adorable Owls stamp (Sale-a-bration Jan/Feb 2023) set with Stampin' Blends to colour the images. I combined it with the Dainty Flowers DSP (Sale-a-bration), Rain or Shine Specialty DSP (brand new DSP available in January as part of the Jan-April Mini Catalogue) and some Trinkets Adhesive-Backed Flowers.


- Use a piece of Bermuda card, cut in half lengthwise and folded in half for the the card base. Layer with a piece of Dainty Flowers DSP and then with a piece of slightly larger Vellum.

-  Stamp two owls from the Adorable Owls stamp set with Tuxedo Black ink onto Basic White Card. Fussy cut out and colour with Stampin' Blends (Bronze/Ivory, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Old Olive, Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay and Flirty Flamingo). Punch or die cut circles from the Flirty Flamingo coloured Rain or Shine Specialty DSP and adhere the coloured owls onto them and adhere to the card. 

- Stamp the sentiment from the Adorable Owls stamp set using Tuxedo Black ink onto Basic White card and adhere and finally add some Trinkets Adhesive-Backed Flowers to complete.

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  1. So precious! I love your composition and how you used the colors!

  2. An adorable card Ann, love those owls x

    1. Thank you so much Mo, the owls are so cute aren't they? xx

  3. Your card is adorable. I especially love the background with the look of pressed flowers. And great job on the fussy cutting

    1. Thank you so much Wanda! I love fussy cutting and the paper is so pretty! xx

  4. This is just too cute! Love that you were inspired by the colors and the warmer weather. The vellum and DSP layers are such wonderful bonuses. x


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