May 2012 Creative Challenge

This is what we did for the May 2012 Creative Challenge. Even though this challenge is over, I left the instructions and example card up as inspiration for you. If you do this challenge, please do show me what you make. I love papercraft owls and seeing how people use the Owl Builder punch. 

This time, I challenge you to create a handmade greeting card or scrapbook layout with a night time owl as a feature. You must also use navy, shades of pink, yellow and/or orange in your creation.

You may use my sample as a sketch or make one of your own. Here is my card:

May 2012 creative challenge, paper punch, handmade greeting card, scrapbook


My Inspirational Sample for the May 2012 Creative Challenge:

All supplies used are from Stampin' Up! either current or retired.

I made my background with Night of Navy cardstock spritzed with Frost White Shimmer Paint (NLA) diluted with rubbing alcohol and placed in a little spray bottle.

I then used Cherry Cobbler below the navy cardstock and I tore and sponged the layer with Cherry Cobbler ink before adding a piece of Cherry Cobbler seam binding and drawing a line under it with a white gel pen.

My owl is made out of Regal Rose, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock. Of course I used the Owl Builder paper punch from Stampin' Up! to make the little guy. Then I ran his Regal Rose waistcoat and a So Saffron punched circle paper moon through my Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder (NLA).

I punched out three black branches with the bird punch (NLA) and glued them together with Tombow glue pen into a long branch for my owl to sit on.

Then I stamped my sentiment and its flower frame in White Stazon ink on Basic Black cardstock (using the Tiny Tags, NLA, and Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp sets) and punched it out with one of my oval punches.

TIP: Remember to stamp first, punch later. You can line your words up perfectly with your punch that way.

I popped up my owl and sentiment on Stampin' Dimensionals and added a little black heart to the moon.

Isn't he sweet!

I have to thank Adele Suda, a fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator here in Australia, for the card layout and ideas. I so enjoyed making this card, Adele and am glad you shared it.

I think this card idea could easily be used on a scrapbook page, don't you?

OK, it's over to you now. Let me see your night owl project. I hope you have some fun with the May 2012 Creative Challenge :)

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