Monthly Archives: March 2017

Mother’s Day Owls Card

Welcome to my most recent post. I have just uploaded my new video to YouTube and I hope it gets lots of views. I wish I knew the formula for getting my videos to show in watch lists. Sigh!

I used a Cottage Cutz Harvest Owl die that I have had for years and have neglected of late. I teamed it with an owl made with the pieces punched from the Stampin Up! Owl Builder Punch. Together they make a really cute critter representation of the bond between mother and young!

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The Harvest Owl is very intricate but when I bought it first it cut brilliantly, even in my hand-cranked Cuttlebug. But I made a HUGE (and expensive!) mistake when I used the wrong sandwich in my electronic eBosser and I damaged several of my dies when I let the cutting edges of the dies come into direct contact with the metal plate 😦          DON’T DO IT!!!

Fortunately, using the correct sandwich i.e. placing the metal plate under the magnetic shim, allows this gorgeous owl die to still cut well in the electronic cutter.

Avery Elle produce gorgeous sentiment stamps and these are just perfect for Mother’s Day greetings

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The tools and products used:

Dies: Cottage Cutz Harvest Owl; Stampin Up! Owl Builder Punch; Lawn Fawn Lawn Cuts scripty ‘happy mother’s day’; Nellie Snellen stitched inside and out ovals

Stamps: Avery Elle Favorite Person stamp set

Cosmic Shimmer white acrylic glue in a Quilled Creations bottle with a fine nozzle tip

Ranger glossy accents

Spectrum Noir Markers : Brown EB8, True Black, Red DR5

Ranger Black Archival Ink

Cardstocks: Joy Kraft; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, American Crafts colour pack

Glitter paper from Tiger shops

Card base: Papermania white 300gsm 5″ x 7″

Die-cutting and embossing: Cricut Cuttlebug and Craftwell eBosser

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