Tuesday, June 24, 2014

So Thankful For You

Just two more days of school for my kids, and then summer can truly begin!   I was all about the end of the year gift for my 5th grader's teacher today.   A very cool new shop opened nearby that carries a ton of flavored popcorn, so I thought that would be a unique gift....and it was an excuse for me to get a few varieties for us!   We ended up with BBQ, caramel corn, orange soda (yuck!) and dill pickle!   Yes, dill pickle!    It is really, really good....more of just a dill flavor than vinegar-y pickle.   In any case, after our stop at the popcorn place, I needed a card to go with the gift.

I pulled out several Lawn Fawn sets - Critters in the ForestHats Off to You and Fanciful Frames.   To make the wood frame, I took a PTI Impression plate and embossed the wood onto kraft paper.   I then used Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo distress inks to color over top.    I added some detail with the Vintage Photo distress marker.  The coolest part of this frame happened when I decided to put Glossy Accents on it.   It looks like a real glossy frame!

For the little owl, I first stamped the mortarboard and then masked it and stamped the owl.   He's colored with Copics - the burgundy hat for my daughter's school color!   The owl and log (stamped on the inside of the frame) were then cut out.   I brought out a Heidi Swapp star stencil and sponged some ink in the corners of an off white strip.   I went over them with Wink of Stella, because God forbid I make a card that doesn't have some sparkle to it!!!   I really need to use stencils more often!   A little strip of gold glitter paper along the side and the card is done!

I'm entering this card into two challenges - Lawnscaping - Stars & Stripes (play along here!) and Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge (play along here!)

Hope your week is off to a great start!   


  1. what a sweet and owldorable card! Love the cute image and the coloring is fantastic. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "I Ought to Use More of this".

  2. Found your blog through a SCS thread. Looks great and this owl card is just darling.

  3. This card is adorable! Perfect for the end of school! So glad you linked it up to the Muse DT Call!


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