Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Owl Wish You a Happy Birthday


Today's card is being entered into these challenges:
#SSSIGCHALLENGE - Which is Simon Says Stamp Challenges on Instagram. This month's challenge is to create birthday cards.
Your Next Stamp Challenge #132 – Create Your Own Background
A Blog Named Hero - Birthday Challenge
AAA Birthday Card Challenges - Game #10 Cute
Time Out Challenges - Challenge #155

For this card, I did quite a few techniques. The first was stamping the owls onto the watercolor paper. Then heat embossing them. After that I sprayed the paper down with my water bottle. I found that the best was to get the Arteza watercolor paper to work is to spray it down first. I then used my Arteza pens to color them in and blended that out with my waterbrush. Once, I was happy with how the owls look. I next created a mask by stamping the owls onto a Post-It note and the fussy cutting that out. Then I placed the mask over the owls. Next, I took out my homemade stencil, part of a sponge, and my distress oxide ink pad. I then used those items to create my cloudy background. After that I sprayed the oxide ink with my water bottle. This was my first time using the oxide ink to create cloudy background. But, I like how it turned out. What do you think?

Stamps: Hero Arts Messages, Lil Hoot
Paper: Arteza Expert Watercolor Pad
Ink: CTMH Intense Black, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Broken China
Accessories: Ranger Embossing Powder Clear, Arteza Real Brush Pens Crocodile Green, Ash Black, Walnut Brown, Honey, Ginger, Waterbrush

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.
Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,


  1. Such a sweet card and what a fun sentiment. The clouds look great and your colouring so good. Love the placement of your image. Thanks for joining Time Out

  2. Absolutely adorable. Just love your sweet owls sitting in the tree against your fabulous cloudy sky! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out!

  3. What a delightful pair, very sweet and cute. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

  4. So cute... The cloudy sky looks amazing, super well done! Thank you for taking Time Out and joining us!

  5. Very cute owls. Thanks for joining us at AAA Birthday, hope to see you again! Tina DT