Thursday, September 27, 2012

Freckled Owl


Owls are often depicted as mentors and teachers, but I love how in Winnie the Poo, he is scatterbrained and just plain funny, but still smart. Sometimes I thinkthat is the perfect description of me!


Today is the last day of the new release Blog Hop for Lil' Inker Designs! You should have arrived from Jen Del Muro's Blog. I made a fun little card that features many Lil' Inker Designs products, to showcase how well everything goes together!


I started by coloring and fussy cutting the owl of Birthday Owl from last month's release of the 2 Cute Ink line, then I stamped him onto a folded piece of orange cardstock minus the balloons and adhered my colored owl to the card base. I then die cut some balloons from Balloons Dies and added them, as well as banners from Stitched Sentiment Flags and the regular Sentiment Flag Dies. Each of these were adhered to the card and then I wrapped it with some May Arts burlap string. I finished the card with a sentiment from You're Invited!

I think that he's so cute, and I really like the look of a colored card base with a detailed colored imae and large blocks of white shapes. I think I'll try it again, I hope you are inspired! (Note to self: Next time move the freckles more to each side of his face, so he doesn't look like he's crying...)

Your next stop is the talented Emily! And remember...there are secret prizes along the hop so leave a comment on each stop to better your chance of winning!

47 comments:

Laurel said...

This is just so cute, love that owl!

Piali said...

Super cute card, Karen!!
Love that owl.I want this Banner die!!

Rose said...

he is cute!!!!
didn't notice the crying until i read what you wrote! lol

Brenda said...

Adorable! Love the owl and the detail you added on your balloons, especially those stars.

Barb said...

Delightful card, Karen! I love the colors, and your row of white banners is fabulous - such a fun idea! :)

Bev Karolak said...

So cute Karen! I love his freckles!

Karenladd said...

OMG...this card is so cute and that owl....enough said!

Susan Flynn said...

What a darling card the owl is such a sweetie! I can hardly wait for my Balloon and Stitched Pennant dies to arrive! x

frommycraftroom said...

Too Cute. Thanks.

Jay Gee said...

Wow... I think I will be trying (CASing) this one Karen - so adorable. Love the orange :)

Mary J said...

So much fun, love this Karen!

Lynn said...

Oh he is simply too cute!

Julie E said...

Eeeks - looks great with the white agains the color!

lostinpaper said...

Love the bright bg and all the banners too, but it really is the owl that steals the show!

Susan Martin said...

Just adorable!!! I love that little owl! And the banners are just perfect!

~amy~ said...

Absolutely a-dorable!

Sherry Eckblad said...

totally cute!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love those balloons, and how fun to use the bright orange base.

Annette said...

so so so cute....Me likey... :)

Basement Stamper said...

Oh, I love this card, might have to CASE this one for a 1rst birthday going on tomorrow...and I haven't made a card yet.

Sarah said...

Way too cute! Love the little row of cropped flags -- they remind me a little of a picket fence.

Jingle said...

I absolutely LOVE this! SO cute!

Miriam Prantner said...

So sweet! Love the coloring and how the white dies almost glow!

Wildehilde said...

Such an cute Owl!!!! Love it!!!
Big Hugs
Hilde

Mary-Anne V said...

Ha your comment about the owl crying made me laugh.. funny how great ideas sometimes flop in our own mind. But I love the owl... he looks adorable perched on the banner wire!

Flo S. said...

This stamp set is to die for, a must have. I love your white banner and balloons.

Laura Pryor said...

Wow, Karen. Utter cuteness and it seems like your readers are really loving what they see here!YAY!! Thanks so much!
Laura

Billie A said...

So cute I love the banner border and the image coming out from it. Those balloons are great too. Really darling card. hugs

Emily Leiphart said...

Stunning colour concentration, Karen! I love how you kept all the dies white.

reeree62 said...

Wow, love it! Those white banners and balloons...awesome!

Tracey McNeely said...

All fun cards today. Love you stitched flags for your Lil 'Inkers post!

canadian_liner said...

Very appealing combination, Karen, with the bold orange and the pattern of white banners. The "WOL" is very sweetly done.

shelley said...

How Adorable!

Sue D said...

Very cute owl card--I like the white balloons and banners.

Lisa said...

Oooooh I love this little owl perched on the fun banner!!! CUTE ;)

Katie said...

Both of the posts have darling cards!
Happy Birthday to all!
Karen I look forward to your posts.

Barb said...

Karen!!! I love everything about this...the colored card base is the perfect contrast and the banners, balloons and adorable owl just pop! So inspiring...

Lynnda said...

I love FUN time... this card is so cute!!! Hugs...xoxo

BarbG said...

Absolutely adorable owl card...I love the color palette, too!

Stacey Schafer said...

the stitched flags are awesome!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card Karen. That owl is super cute and I love the banner and balloons!

~Tammy~ said...

Super cute and fun Karen!

Jen W. said...

The blocks of white are way cool and let that swet owl shine!

Unknown said...

Adorable card!! Love the unexpected white on a color background!!

jen said...

He is super cute! love him on the orange base- and I didn't see tears at all- but perhaps they are tears of joy! :D
xoxo

JJ Bolton said...

That owl is too cute! Love his little banner perch too:)

Alice Wertz said...

love your coloring on Mr. Owl and those banners are soooo cute! darling card!