Friday, September 03, 2010

Clearly Inspired Challenge #17 and Free File Friday

Clearly Inspired Challenge #17 is all about owls and trees. How fun!! Take some time and try it out. Someone has to win!

Here's my sample for CIC #17.

To meet the challenge make a card with owls and/or trees, I decided to do both. My vision was a little owl peeking out of a tree, so I created a tree-shaped card.

The stamp set "What a Hoot" is from Clear Dollar Stamps and is such fun to play with. I used the smaller owl in the set because I found that the knothole wasn't quite big enough for the bigger owl.

A close up of the owl and knothole in the card. I embossed both the tree top and the trunk to give it a little dimension and texture.

So ..... Go tackle that challenge and have fun!!!! :)

Stamps - What a Hoot
Paper - Close to Cocoa, Mellow Moss, Basic Gray, White
Ink - Memento Black, Copics (Y26, Y28, E71, E77, W3, W5), Pixie Pink, Green Galore, Only Orange
Accessories/Tools - Cricut, SCAL, Cuttlebug and folders, border sticker, brads, pop dots
Technique - shaped card

Free File Friday .....

As I promised last weekend, I have a special free file for you this week. The stamp Blooming Background is a fantastic stamp, and I wanted to make a great cut border to go along with it. So ... here it is.

I hope you enjoy the file. Let me know what you do with it! :)

Have a fun Friday and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!



  1. Hey Shell! This is so clever and cute! I love the tree you created, and that owl has always been one of my fave CDS images. I love how you did the challenge ;D

  2. Oh my, would you look at that, what a totally adorable card!!! Love, love, love the tree, you are so very clever Shell!!!! Have yourself a great weekend!!


  3. Hi Shell! This is such a clever design.

  4. Oh what a very clever how you made a little home for your owl!!

  5. Love all your shape cards Shell... super uber cute.


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