Hoo’s Ready to Par-Tea

Hello my crafty friend! It’s day 3 of The Rabbit Hole Designs‘ release and inspiration hop, and today I get to share this fun birthday card featuring the new Caffeinated Owl! Isn’t he a hoot?

I decided to build him a little nest in the knothole of a tree. To create the hole, I used a set of nesting dies to cut concentric shapes from two pieces of woodgrain cardstock. You can use virtually any nesting dies for this. I blended a little Black Soot Distress Oxide ink around the edges of the smaller opening, then adhered each layer to a black card front with foam tape. The extra dimension between the layers gives the hole lots of dimension. My Caffeinated Owl was stamped, embossed, colored, and fussy cut. Then, I created a tiny teabag label and attached it to the mug with embroidery floss. I tucked the owl into the hole and added a few floral die cut pieces to fluff up his nest.

To finish the card, I embossed a sentiment from Perfectly Blended on black cardstock, then cut it out with a smaller die from the same nesting set I used for the knothole. I popped it onto the card with foam tape and added red, black, and gold flat backed gems around the scene. I used a gold gel pen to draw on tiny dots and fill up the empty spaces. Aqua Shimmer and Diamond Glaze give his eyes and mug extra shine. I love the way this card turned out. The bold colors against the neutral woodgrain really pop. What do you think of it?

Looking for more inspiration? Hop along with us and see all of the new stamps just released from The Rabbit Hole Designs this week!

Shanna Slater 

Niccole Kulig 

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GIVEAWAYS:
To celebrate day 3, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the 3 stamp sets promoted on 10-02-19, to one lucky winner. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on participating blogs, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment. Leave comments by 11:59 pm PST 10-03-19 on all participating blogs. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 10-04-2019.
 
Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back soon with another fun card to share!
 
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  1. Sharon Gullikson says:

    Putting him in his hole/nest is so cute. I always love your ideas.

  2. Love the nest you created! Great colors and textures on your fun card!

  3. How cute is he??? Love him.

  4. Kristina LeCloux says:

    this is fantastic! i love your additions to the owl.

  5. Love your adorable card & all the layers; plus
    the ever so cute tea bag!

  6. This card is really cute and yes, he pops off the neutral woodgrain page. The Amanda-adorable tea bag PERFECT!!

  7. PS Amanda, I keep forgetting to say that Diamond Glaze (new to me) has made it to the short list of purchases. The eyes on all of these caffeinated animals are just great!!

  8. How fun. Love the colors and sparkle and the cute tea bag.

  9. Adorable card! I really like all of the fun colors and layers too!

  10. Super cute card! Love all the different elements you used to create the nest.

  11. beautiful card and i love the owl ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. OMGosh this is so adorable

  13. Wow…this is fabulous. I love all the accents around the knot hole and that cute monogram T bag. Thank you for sharing your how to. This owl is so cool!

  14. Gorgeous layering on this fantastic card, love the elements you’ve paired on this!

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