Ever since I dressed up the Stampin' Up! Owl Punch as the Easter Bunny a few years ago, I have been wanting to create him in the form of a card. So, yesterday, while I was making a pile of Birthday cards for the month, I realized that I had created a card base with everything but the main focal image. I absolutely NEEDED to create something fun just for me!
I love working with tools from Stampin' Up! From the punches to the Big Shot and all its accessories, I could have fun with just a sentiment. Have you noticed? The only thing stamped here is the sentiment. Everything else is made of punched and die cut pieces!
Getting up close, I want you to notice that his ears are the wings off the Bird Builder Punch for the white part, and the NEW Bitty Butterfly Punch cut in half for the pink part! The Tangerine Tango beak here is the tiny heart off the Owl Builder punch. Once the Summer Starfruit piece of Designer Series Paper was attached to the Chocolate Chip body of the owl, I just slipped the heart a tiny bit under it and attached the eye pieces as usual. Fun, fun, FUN!!! I literally LOL'd while making Hooty on Saturday.
This is the card that I started out making several of. Let me tell you, assembly line or not, this card was labor intensive and should pack quite a blessing to its recipients. This is also a card that is made easier with the Multipurpose Liquid Glue vs. SNAIL adhesive for attaching the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border pieces in Whisper White.
This much of a buckle in the banner will not make this anything but a "hand delivered" card, but by creating several of them with this part flattened, I will be able to mail them with a regular First Class postage stamp, in a regular Medium envelope (A2).
Partially Cutting a Framelit: See that center panel of Pink Pirouette? It's a slab that has been run only partially through the Big Shot with the largest Framelit from Apothecary Accents. If you run it through only half way and back it right out, you will achieve this look. AND, don't worry if your panel is a smidge too wide. The next "cut" of the Framelit is covered with this sentiment banner. You can see more of this technique on September 13, 2012 post, How to Cut with a Partial Framelit.
My thanks go to Georgeann Manning for an excellent card for my weekend CASE! With all of this gorgeous embossing, I used nothing but Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, and Glue Dots. This layout of Georgeann's works well as a birthday card as she intended, but equally well with the Stampin' Up! Owl Punch as the Easter Bunny.
Stamps: Create a Cupcake, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Real Red, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso
Embellishments: Mini Brads
Tools: Big Shot, Framelits: Apothecary Accents, Labels Collection; Embossing Folders: Honeycomb, Lacy Brocade; Punches: Cupcake Builder, Petite Pennants Builder, Owl Builder, Bird Builder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Bitty Butterfly, 3/4" Circle; Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat, NEW Stampin' Trimmer