Friday, September 19, 2014

It's Friday Again...

...& that means it's time for Unity's Friends with Flair!
Today I am sharing a card that I made LATE last night! (& when I say LATE...I mean I went to bed 10 minutes before hubby's alarm went off at 3:30 a.m.)
It's really a super-simple card...Here are the steps:
-Stamped this adorable Owl on some Soft Sky Stampin' Up! Cardstock
-colored it with some basic Crayola Colored Pencils
-brushed it with my Aqua Painters just to see what it did...& while it's not super obvious, I loved watching the colors pop when they got wet...
-used my Aqua Painters to make the paper tear a bit softer than a dry-tear
-put a little Tombow Multipurpose liquid glue around the edge & dipped the edges in Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter
-added some Crystal Effects over the eyes & the heart for dimension (you can see this in the next photo)
-found an old piece of patterned paper in my stash that I liked with the colors that I chose to color with...which were selected randomly...and that is crazy for me, but I love how it turned out none the less!
-stamped the sentiment directly on the patterned paper
-mounted everything on a piece of Night of Navy Cardstock (owl piece is on Stampin' Dimensionals)
Here is a close-up before the Crystal Effects. 
I had also spent a bit of time on the Unity Blog Hop before I threw this card together...& I was being inspired to try new things & mixed media too! Before I did the card, this little owl actually inspired me to try to stamp on a tumbled marble tile that I 'had to have' & hadn't tried yet.
I sorted through the box & found one of the tiles had a rust spot/stain. I sanded it a bit to get rid of the bright orange & decided that it was a good tile to try my first stamping on... 
I stamped this little guy & sentiment in Momento Ink, colored the heart with some pastels & brushed the whole thing with some Crystal Effects.
Keep in mind I have never done anything like I had no clue what products to use! (I think I need to do some research & try some other things though... Any suggestions or experiences are welcome to be shared with me if you want to help me!)
But...for my first attempt, I am very happy with him!!!
I'm gonna get some felt or rubber feet for the back of the tile & he will the new coaster for my studio!
I'm sure I will enjoy my Pepsi even more when I pick it up & see this guy smiling at me!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope everyone has a great weekend!
P.S. If you would like to purchase any of the Stampin' Up! products I used...or any others too...please use Hostess Code MQT9KAHY to save on shipping, be entered into a drawing for some free goodies & get a hand-stamped card directly from ME!


  1. Such a sweet card! Love the glitter around the edges - so wintery!

  2. I love the glitter and how you tore the cardstock around the stamp. Awesome job! Super cute!

  3. oh, you sound like me (late/early am crafting!). don't you love it when a first try turns out great? terrific stuff!

  4. So adorable and I like the sparkle in the trim too.

  5. Great card and the owl looks great on the tile!

  6. The sparkle on the card is wonderful, and your coaster is too cute!

  7. Very cute card--I like the glittery edges. Cute coaster too!

  8. this stamp is adorable - lovely card :)