Hey there, everyone!
It's the Blog Hogger, back with another card. A while ago, I posted some baby shower cards I made for a friend of one of my daughters. The mother-to-be loved the invitations, particularly because they featured owls. This seems to be a popular theme lately for babies.
Well, I'm happy to say she and her husband are now the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl! Yay for them!
Now, you know I just had to make them a congratulations card. And you also know it had to feature owls. :)
Here's the front of the card:
I used the Hardwood background stamp, and one of the Sassy Salutations stamps for the sentiment. The cardstock is Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Strawberry Slush. The ink is Chocolate Chip and Baked Brown Sugar.
The baby owl is from the long-retired Forest Friends stamp set, and it's peeking out through a hole I punched in the cardstock with the 1 3/8" Circle punch. The pink "frill" around the hole was done with the 1 3/8" Circle punch and the Scallop Circle punch.
The front is cute . . . but my favorite part is the inside! Once you open up the card, this is what you see:
Yup, there was some attention to details here, people! lol
Let's see, there's a mommy and daddy owl, compliments of the Owl Builder punch. There are hearts (from the same punch) floating up to the baby sitting on the branch. (Hmmm, now that I've sent the card, I just realized that's not the safest place for a baby, now is it?! lol)
The baby owl was stamped twice, once on the branch and then again on scrap paper. I colored it a delicate pink with Blushing Bride ink and a Blender Pen, and then cut it out and glued it on top of the first owl to make it stand out a bit more.
The branch is from the Up in the Air stamp set. I inked it up with markers, leaving out the birdhouse, and colored it with the Blender Pen.
I also used a scallop circle punched out and Soft Sky ink to make the clouds in the sky, and Old Olive ink to sponge some "grass" on the ground.
The sentiment is written on the left side of the card, when it's open. You can see a bit of the Whisper White cardstock I used off to the left.
I can't wait to get their reaction to this card! :)
A huge owl family hug to everyone,