How stinkin' cute are these little lovebirds? Totally cute with the assistance of the 2-Step Owl Punch. It was one of the first items from the new catalog on my wish list. Love how it punches all the separate pieces so you can customize your owls. And SU's double-sided designer paper makes coordination a breeze! I love this new Play Date designer paper--so fun and whimsical! All the patterns featured here are from the same DSP--so cute!
The sketch is very loosely based on this one over at Create with Connie & Mary. Yes, very loosely based...but it's just supposed to be an inspiration, right? :-)
Since this is an anniversary card for my MIL & FIL, I wanted to make one of the owls a little feminine. I really wanted to give her a bow but the owls are so tiny, none of my ribbon is thin enough. I tried linen thread but that didn't pop and then it dawned on me...embroidery floss! So I made her a little green bow (it's almost old olive isn't it?!) with some red bling. Now she's dressed and ready for her anniversary dinner!
On the inside I repeated the Funky Four mushrooms coloring and stamping with Stampin' Write markers in Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Real Red. These are perfect for my MIL because she loves to draw mushroom houses with our daughter!
I used a combination of sentiments here. The first is from a level 2 hostess set Occasional Quotes, which has many sentiments for use both outside and inside a card. Again, I colored it with Stampin Write markers. "Celebrate Today" is from a retired fave Starring You and was inked up in Tempting Turquoise. I already mailed this one otherwise I would show you that the coordinating envelope was stamped with the same colorful mushrooms--it's a little sneak peek for the recipient to what's inside. I hope this one brings a smile to your face...thanks so much for stopping by...Cheers!
edit 8/11/10: So excited this card was a Top Three choice at Create with Connie & Mary! Thanks ladies, I'm delighted you liked my card!
stamps: funky four; occasional quotes, starring you; teeny tiny wishes
ink: chocolate chip, tempting turquoise
paper: play date dsp; so saffron, chocolate chip, real red & whisper white CS
xtras: 2-step bird punch (branches); stampin' write markers in tempting turquoise, chocolate chip, old olive and real red; circle nesties; dmc embroidery floss; adhesive rhinestone from my stash