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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Thursday, 7 July 2011

A Touch of the Blues

It's a colour challenge for week 22 at Less Is More, the colour in question being Blue,any or many shades of Blue.I began making my card by folding a piece of navy blue card to make a side opening 43/4" square card. I then cut some bright blue card slightly smaller and die cut the corners.( Sorry I can't remember the name of the die.) Next I cut a square of very pale blue pearlescent paper and used a punch to round the corners.
I stamped the little owls and the birthday greeting with Adirondak Denim ink, and heat embossed them using clear embossing powder, and then inked the edge of the panel with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.I fixed the piece with die cut corners to the base card and the  stamped panel on top. As I was about to add a few light blue gem stones for a touch of bling
I realised that I had fixed the top layer on upside down.  What a pain! I decided to cut the entire front off the card and add it to a slightly larger square white card.
Here is the finished card complete with it's bling and white border!.
The stamps that I used are, the owls Chocolate Baroque, and the tiny Happy birthday is Stamp Tapestry.


  1. I have commented once by my message seems to have got lost in the ether, so I'll have another go. What i said was that the owls are so cute and I love the corner die. I actually prefer it with the white frame.
    Incidently, the die is a Nellie Snellen.
    Kate x

  2. Ohhh thats so pretty. Love the blue and the owls and those corners are gorgeous.
    Please feel free to pop by and get your free printable magical background and join in our fun challenges too if you want. (having a giveaway too so dont miss out ) Have a lovely weekend
    hugs June xxxxxx

  3. Love the design, those owls are gorgeous, its a fab card. Yvonne x

  4. Delightful card Jean
    Love the owls
    Thank you
    Diva LIM
    "Less is more"

  5. Beautiful card Jean. Dianne.

  6. Gorgeous card, Jean! I do like those owls. I'm glad I'm not the only one who sticks things on upside down! You did a great rescue job. The white border sets it all off beautifully.

    Lynne x

  7. I'm another one who realises I've stuck something on upside on - but only when it's all too late! Your owls look great and I love the gems in the tips of the flourishes.

  8. Awesome! Great image! I love the beautiful corners!