Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Snow Owl in Silver

I love making elegant cards!! So, when I saw this Winter Birds set by Inkadinkado at Stamper's Dream, my heart went pitter-patter. I had to have it. This is my second card with this set, and you'll probably see more before Christmas is here.

This was really easy to make. I let all the products do the work for me...*grin*. To start, I inked up the owl image with Versamark and embossed it with Silver ep (JudiKins), onto Neenah Solar White cs. I layered it with Scotch Mounting tape onto ovals that I cut with my Oval Nestabilities and Cuttlebug. The white bg is also embossed with my swirls cuttlebug folder.

Now, the rhinestone stickers. I ordered them online probably about a half-a-year ago or more, without looking at the dimensions. OH MY!! Talk about HUGE swirls. Some were 6" long. I put them aside not knowing what to do with them at the time. Well, I've been organizing my stamp room lately and came across these rhinestone swirls again. When I thought about making a silver and white card with this owl...I thought how cool it would be to have them flowing down from the oval. Woila!! They were really easy to use.

Finally, I stamped *Christmas Cheer* (Inque Boutique) with Smokey Gray (Versafine) on the top and embossed it with Clear ep (Judikins). For a finishing touch, I added the wired Silver Ribbon (May Arts) and some individual rhinestone stickers (Me and My Big Ideas Icons) on the sentiment and corners.

Supplies: Stamps - Winter Birds (Inkadinkado), Sentiment (Stephanie Barnard Christmas - Inque Boutique) Paper - Metallic Silver, Basic Gray (Stampin' Up), Solar White (Neenah) Ink - Smokey Gray (Versafine), Watermark (Versafine) Accessories - Rhinestones, ep, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Corner Ticket Punch (Stampin' Up), Ribbon


Shelly said...

This is so elegant Tosh, the colors, stamps and accessories are wonderful together.

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh...that is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! Elegant cards are my very favorite! Honestly, I don't know how you do it. Your talent totally amazes me!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I have this set too and just LOVE it!!! Have you seen the "Halloween Trails" set ... it too is a LOT of fun!! I really LOVE what you have done with this owl ... stunning!!!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love the color you used too. I just got this stamp set and can't wait to ink it up. Really beautiful and love those rhinestones you used, perfect touch.

Suzanne Dean

jojot said...'ve influenced me once again.....this is gorgeous.....and I had plans to use this stamp and do a white and GOLD card, but you may have made me change to silver cuz this is the epitome of elegance.......tfs, cutie

Julia Aston said...

Oh my gosh Tosh! how beautiful! love those rhinestone swirls! and the nice owl stamped in gray!

dpkennedy said...

This is so beautiful! It is so elegant-the gems are so classy! Gorgeous!

Rose Ann said...

I love your tall owl card!! The colors make it very elegant, and I Love the bling!! Beautiful!!

Paper in the Works! said...

Wow Tosh!!!! This is sooo very elegant! I especially love the silver with the gemstone swirl :) Stunning!!!


Shirley said...

What sophistocated card for the owl! and he is just so beautiful too~

A Stamper's Journey said...

Great card! I love your blog. Your cards are so beautiful.
Thanks for sharing!


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