Monday, May 18, 2009

"Owl" be thinking of you...

I have been wanting to make a card for a friend who is having some medical problems and could use a little lift. I was moving slowly today after all the packing, moving and driving over the weekend, but I did manage to finish a card.

I recently found a foam stamp cube in the dollar bins at Michael's and I thought the images were very nice and that I might actually use them (it is amazing how many stamps I have collected over the past year that have yet to touch ink!).

I stamped this owl with the green ink that came with the cube and then inked the edges of the paper and added some chalking for a background. The owl was just "hanging" in mid air, so I found one of the extra Storybook cuts I made to use in the retirement album (here is a LINK to that post) and trimmed some of the leaves from the cut to create a "branch" for the owl to sit on - I inked the edges of the branch with a lighter brown ink.

The sentiment is stamped in dark brown. I matted the image on a pale green textured cardstock and added two strips of the same cardstock to the left side and bottom of the card, adding a clear "skittle" (flat backed plastic bead) where the two strips intersect. The card base is a dark green.

I added another piece of the pale green cardstock to create an area to write a message inside the card. I like dark colors for cards but it is hard to write inside them so I always add a "liner."

Here are the four sides of the stamp block - some very cute images for just $1!

The block even came with a small ink pad in green. I am not sure how well this type of stamp will hold up but I am sure I will have some fun making cards and other projects with it!

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