Thursday, January 15, 2015

Woodland Birthday

Here is today's woodland themed card:

The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4."  I used brown card stock for the card base, then but a piece of wood grain patterned card stock to be the mat.  I used the Cricut Explore and an image from "Wild Card" to create the circular window.  It was cut at 5 1/4"x4."  The wood grain patterned card stock is from the Good Wood Stack by DCWV.

I stamped my birch tree images on some white card stock and mounted it behind the window.  I colored in the lenticels with the vintage photo Distress Marker.  FYI: the lenticels are those rips or tears you see in the bark of some trees, like birch.  The birch trees and owl are from the Autumn Groves stamp set by Paper Smooches.  The birch trees are stamped in rich cocoa ink and the owl is stamped in midnight black ink, both by Tsukineko.

The label is from the "First Few Years" cartridge.  It was cut to fit the sentiment, so it is 0.841"x2.783."  I then stamped the sentiment in midnight black ink by Tsukineko.  The sentiment is another Paper Smooches stamp, this one is from the Salutations set.  I then finished off the card with three brown sequins.

I made this for the following challenges:

Paper Smooches: photo inspiration

CASology: cue word - "NBUS" (never been used stuff) (the wood grain card stock, tree and owl stamps)


  1. Beautiful design and fab composition. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.

  2. Fantastic owl card Paula. Thank you for sharing this week at CASology!

  3. Love this card--the owl in the window on the tree is a wonderful image to go with that wood grain paper. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  4. Great take on the sketch. This would make a fabulous masculine card. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  5. What a great masculine card, Paula! I love everything about it! And I loved learning a new word, so thank you for that! Who knew those little barkie booboos had a name!!

    It's a pleasure to meet you and become your newest follower! I'd love to have you visit and follow me on my side bar, too! And thank you so much for playing in the CASology challenge! This week CASology is collaborating with my NBUS Challenge #3 as you may have seen on the CASology site, so if you've linked a NBUS creation with CASology, please feel free to also link over at my NBUS challenge! Have a great day and I hope to see you soon! Hugs, Darnell

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  7. What a lovely card! Great colors and the little silhouette owl is darling.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Smooches Sparks!