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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Thank You Card with Owl

Normally I spend hours and hours on one card, but this one came together rather quickly as I had picked so much inspiration from several challenge blogs, both for colors, layout, shape and stamps!
My New Year's resolution was (was) to use what I already had in my stash. I must admit that I bought these papers on Tuesday, so that means it didn't even last a whole week! But I won't be too hard on myself, the stamps I used are at least 6 months. But to be totally honest, this was the first time I inked them up! But I have used other items from the same stamp sets, so I don't feel (too) guilty about that.
DPs from My Mind's Eye, owl stamp from Inkadinkado, tree branch stamp from 7gypsies, sentiment stamp came free with a magazine. Lots of heat embossed elements: Owl with brown embossing powder, tree branch stamped with Coffee colored ink and embossed with clear powder, yellow embossing powder for the sentiment. All edges have been treated with Walnut Distress Ink. The card measures 3,5"x5,5" - a size that  was really fun working with, btw!

This card is for these challenges:
1) Try Stamping On Tuesdays - Sketch #150
2) Inkspirational - #47 Brown and Yellow
3) Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C218 Skinny card
4) Sweet Stamps - # 151 Kraft Paper
5) The Stamping Boutique - Use 3 Designer Papers
6) Make My Monday - Embossing
7) Make it Monday - Anything Goes


Desire Fourie said...

A gorgeous thank you card. So love the earthy tones. And resolutions are there be broken lol.
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aussie aNNie said...

Resolutions...I've broken mine many times and they were the same as your resolution....lovely owl card, papers are relly nice...xx

Jackie said...

I saved that sketch as I thought it would be useful in the future...your card is really cute using it so thanks for the inspiration!!! Love that owl & papers you used...your card looks FAB as always!!!!!

LOL @ your broken resolution...I didn't make any! I made goals instead & they're much easier to follow ;-)

Roxie said...

Cute card, I like the owl and the papers used with it.
Thanks for playing along in our SweetStamps challenge this week.

Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet Pia… what a wonderful owl and the papers are very scrummy… gorgeous colours and a fab layout! :-)
Hope you have a good weekend
Big Hugs
Sue xx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Pia, those papers are gorgeous - I can see why you had to buy them, they go so well with your brilliant owl image.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous, lovely design and

Chrissy said...

Oh! Pia...I didn't last a week either and went shopping for one thing the other day and came out with little Owl and love the papers..coloursand design..gorgeous card.

Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..


Laine said...

Very stylish Pia. Love the Owl.

Marie Gamber said...

Super cute, PIa. Love the little owl and I like how you have him sitting inside the circle! So cute.

Jacqueline said...

A really lovely card, love the owl on his branch - thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

Sue said...

Wonderful card Pia, I love the owl and the way you have him sitting on the branch. The colours and textures are gorgeous.
Sue xx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

There is so much texture and depth to this card. The rich colours work really well too x

Lisa M said...

I don't understand my recent infatuation with owls lately, but I can't get enough of them and this one is ADORABLE!!
I'm certain that for every card you make with 'newly acquired' items, you'll make up for it by making 2 cards of 'previously owned' items. :)
Beautiful work Pia
Lisa x

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is such a warm and wonderful take on the sketch, Pia! I love it!! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is such a warm and wonderful take on the sketch, Pia! I love it!! Hugs, Darnell

Heather P. said...

This is gorgeous!

Thanks so much for playing along with the Crazy 4 Challenges crew this week! :)

Loz said...

Gorgeous card and owl Pia. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, just love the colours & that owl is fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

downrightcrafty said...

such a great image and love the colours on this one
Hugs Kate xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

love owls and I love your classy owl card . janex

Pat K said...

Beautiful work that owl and the barn board. Pat K x

Lau W said...

Oh colors are so perfect ! Love this owl !A fantastic card dear Pia !

sandie said...

Hi Pia, so glad you joined us at Ink with such a beauty! I think those papers were a good buy and a nearly a week wasn't so bad!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This so gorgeous Pia, beautiful colours and layout. hubby said I wasn't to spend anything for three months but he gave in yesterday. Bless him.

CraftyGirl said...

Very pretty and I love the browns. I am very glad you joined us this week at TSB. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. :)


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Deepti Stephens said...

What a cute card, Pia. Love the owl.. :)

chrissy xx said...

What a cutie this image is Pia..
I LOve your colours and design..
I had to laugh! You didn't even last the week he! he!

Tammy said...

Adorable, I love that owl image and your fabulous design!
Tammy x

Meighan Wheller said...

Love the owl Pia. Fabulous use of the colours for our challenge at Inkspirational and also the sketch. Lovely work as always. Hope you are well. Meg

jo said...

Love this card!! That owl is so cute!!

stampwithamyk said...

So cute! Love that owl image, great colors too! Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. Hope to see you again soon!

Asha said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Pia. Loving the dramatic contrast. There's something ethnic about the owl. It's making me crave Mexican 10am!

scrappymo! said... resolution is to try to use up my stash...but the 60% off everything Christmas at my local scrapbook store, is sure calling to me!

This is a very hip looking thank you card. Very on trend and looks fantastic!