Your Own Kind of Fabulous!

Happy Friday!!!
Stopping in to share a super cute little image with you from our most recent release at Sami Stamps!
This card is nothing like what I originally envisioned for it.  I used Mr. Pencil Peep on this card, but he was totally giving me a Harry Potter vibe from the beginning!  I tried so hard to come up with a great idea to turn it into that, but nothing was working out.  So I switched gears and want with something else.

I still wanted this cutie to be colored like Hedwig though...or at least like a white snowy owl.  So I fussed around with that for a good long while.  I didn't want to do just flat shading, I wanted there to be feathers and puffs...not sure it looks like that...but he's still cute :)

Then I set to working on my background.  I decided to do some ink blending around an embossed frame.  So, using my rubber embossing mat in my Cuttlebug, I embossed this fun design into my card front and then created a mask so I could ink the background around it.  After that was done, I cut out my owl and was starting to assemble everything, but really felt like the whole card was too plain.

So I put the die back into place that I had used for the embossing, and then used the same inks to blend on the inside of the frame.  Having the frame in place allowed for there to still be this nice white border so there is separation between the inside and outside areas.  Once it was all colored, I flicked on some white, black, and purple shimmer sprays.  Much better!  Plus now if you look close, you can see that his glasses are see through!

I printed just his glasses onto some transparency!  Cutting them apart was a bit tough but you just have to take it slow and really focus.  Before I adhered the transparent glasses, I outlined the eyes and added the white highlights in with a white gel pen so that they were a little bit bolder.  The transparency was dulling them down a bit so they needed some touching up.  Then I took some glossy accents and added little dots to the eyes and stuck the "glasses" down!  Worked like a charm!

I embossed my sentiment from Honey Bee Stamps Beautiful Life set onto some vellum and then flagged the ends and added it to my card with tiny strips of foam tape.  Scattered a few shimmy dots of glossy accents around the card and it was done!

You have just a few more days to enter our Anything Goes challenge, so don't miss out!  Just be sure to use a Sami Stamps image!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    As You Like It-Favorite Shaped Card Base (I don't really get into making anything other than the standard A2 size card base.  It's easy for me to visualize this style card and find great ways to use that space, whereas if I try to do any other shape, the design gets muddy or I just can't make it flow well enough.)
    Fussy and Fancy #171-Let's Fly Away
    Penny's Paper Crafty #292-Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting! <3


  1. Emily, like your card says, you are fabulous! I love your card. Delightful image--awesome colouring. The background is simply marvelous. What a terrific job you did with the colour blending. Love the glasses too!
    Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

  2. Wow, what a card! Love the transparency and what you did with the eyes. The coloring is out of this world. That white "frame" around the frame is genius!

  3. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 292 – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT x

  4. Such a cute image, I LOVE it and you have coloured it so beautifully. Wow loving the vellum sentiment, it really makes it all POP!!! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Fussy and Fancy!!! Crafty Cuddles Jay xx

  5. Great card - thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  6. I love the colours...such a beautiful card and so perfect for our current challenge at Fussy and Fancy "Let's Fly Away"!! Thank you for sharing with us and good luck!
    Take care,

  7. Aw, your owl looks gorgeous and fluffy and he really stands out against your fabulous coloured background :-)
    Thanks for sharing with us at As You Like It Challenge!
    Kat x

  8. Fantastic card! I adore it!