Saturday, 30 June 2012

Hooting for the Stars!

My brother's girlfriend has just found out that she's got a 2:i for her degree and we're so proud of her!  This was the perfect opportunity to make a graduation owl like the one here.  This was soooo much fun to make!


I followed the sketch at Fetch a Sketch which I found very versatile to use.  The owl was made by a combination of the Owl Punch and the Cupcake Builder Punch (which has been retired, I'm afraid).  The owl was mostly made in the usual way, with the main owl punched out of Crumb Cake.  The wings are the icing from the Cupcake Punch.. clever, eh?!  I drew the mortarboard by hand.  The scroll is just a rolled up scrap of paper tied with linen thread.  The owl is positioned on the swirl from Everything Eleanor, which I think works ever so well as a branch.


The papers are absolutely gorgeous - the bottom layer is velvet flocked and so lovely to stroke.  The fact that it is made in the colours Crumb Cake and Basic Black makes coordination a doddle!  Here a side view that shows the dimension a little more:


Supplies
Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black
Card: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, More Mustard
Paper: Mocha Morning Speciality Designer Series Paper
Other: Crumb Cake 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, linen thread, stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals, Owl Punch, Cupcake Builder Punch

I'd also like to enter this card into the "We're feeling punchy!t challenge at The Friday Mashup and the "For the Birds" challenge at Stampin' Up Only!

As always, if these or any other SU goodies have caught your eye, do get in touch either by phone on 07977 141605 or email.  I'd be delighted to assist you with your crafty makes and place an SU order for you.

Hope you're having a lovely weekend whatever you're up to!  Thanks so much for stopping by,


25 comments:

  1. Stunning card, you can see the "strokability" in those papers from here. Congrats to your Brother's GF too. x

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  2. What a Hoot this card it Victoria. Brilliant. Congratulations to the clever bird too. xx

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  3. I LOVE it! The cleverest use of punches I have seen yet! She will fall in love with it the minute she sees it!

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  4. Such a cutie of a card...well made and designed..x

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  5. Stunning card Victoria! I love your graduation owl, so cute. That DSP is one of my favorites. You've done a great job! Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!

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  6. Your owl card is adorable, Victoria! Congratulations to your brother's girl; she'll love the card!!

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  7. Such a cutie - love that you included a little scroll. Perfection!

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  8. Very clever how you have used two different punches to make your owl. Great card and thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  9. Brilliant card Victoria - love the owl, especially in it's graduation hat! Love it. Hugs, Claire x

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  10. Brilliant Graduation Card Victoria - love the owl. Those papers look gorgeous.
    luvirene
    xxxx

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  11. Totally Gorgeous Victoria! I love it!

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  12. Fabulous graduation card Victoria, love that DP! xx

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  13. Sometimes I find owls a bit scary, but this one is CUTE! Those papers are just perfect!

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  14. oh what a fabulous Owl.. i love his eyes !
    great interpretation of the sketch over at Fetch a sketch this fortnight
    Lisa x

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  15. Aww I love how you used the owl Victoria, such a gorgeous card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  16. Very smart ! I like your design ! It's very successful ! Bravo !

    Hugs from France.
    Catherine.

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  17. That wise old owl is the perfect chap to wear a mortar board, he looks great perched on the swirl :0)
    Jenny x

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  18. Beautiful! Love the scroll and the owl sitting on the 'branch'! Thanks for sharing with us this week at The Friday Mashup!

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  19. Oh your little owl is just tooooooo adorable! I love how you included the diploma! Thanks for playing along in the SUO Challenge!

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  20. Oh, gosh, this little guy is SOOOO cute! And his little diploma is just precious. Opening this page certainly did bring a smile to my face! Thanks for joining with the SUO Challenge Design Team this time around!

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  21. oh victoria I am stroking my pooter screnn and saying awwwww too cute a zillion times!!! I absolutely adore this card!!! that owl is way too cute!
    thank you for joining us over on the FAS challenge blog
    hugs Lou xx

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  22. This is by far my favorite entry to our challenge this week - this is positively adorable and I LOVE it!! Thanks for playing along with us!!

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  23. Love this!! Thank you for joining in at Fetch A Sketch – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Fetch A Sketch Challenges

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  24. Whoot, whoot - I am really late but trying to do a little catching up. I love the design and the black and white. and I am sure your brother's girl friend really love your creation especially with the wise owl!
    sandy

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