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An Attitude to Hoot About! by Donna Ellis

Hello, Sparkle N Sprinkle Friends! Donna E, here, and I'm so glad you could visit!

Today's card share is about distressing - from ink to glitter to embossing powders. I distress with them all, and hope you will enjoy it, too!

My inky rendition depicts that period of time just after dusk. I can hear softly hooting owls in the trees talking to one another, the chirping of happy insects announcing the full moon, croaking toads and frogs in search of goodies, and perhaps even some "night owls" doing their crafting!



I printed out The Great Horned Owl digital set TWICE.

One owl was fussy cut to make a mask. The other was colored with Copic Markers. This is one of the colored images you will receive in the digital set.

After die cutting a circle and placing it on top of the owl mask, I used distress inks in Black Soot, Blueprint, and Stormy Sky to create a night sky.



The frame process: 

  • Applied Super Adhesive Sheet to black cardstock, leaving "rough" protective layer in place.
  • After die cutting shape, I removed the protective layer and burnished in Black Diamond Microfine Glitter. (if you prefer, use black glittery EP instead)
  • I distressed with VersaMark Ink here and there and applied Fleur de Lis Chunky Opaque embossing powder.  After the fact and Because I'd forgotten how golden it is, I added a bit of Super Thick Black embossing powder on top of the Fleur de Lis color, to tone down the gold. Glittery Radiant Moss Green embossing powder was also used in the distressing process. Heat a little at a time so it does not melt the super adhesive sheet.
  • I die cut some white fun foam in the same shape, and edged it with a black Sharpie marker. The black frame was then adhered to the fun foam for dimension, using 1/4" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape.

    I thoroughly enjoy "distressing" with glitters and embossing powders!

    frame close up:


    The set comes with a leafy twig - great for framing or using around the branch. Here I used it in rubber, embossing with more Radiant Moss Green embossing powder to give the leaves a night time appearance. 

    The sentiment was stamped with Nocturne VersaFine Clair and heat set with Black Detail embossing powder. It was distressed with the same colors as the sky background.

    The Tonic Handmade paper was distressed with 3 colors of mousse.


    Finished Card:


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