Thursday, July 28, 2022

Still Night for Two Challenges

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Today's card is inspired by two challenges, the Tic Tac Toe Challenge #187 over at the Retro Rubber Challenge and the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0114 .  Here's the scoop - I chose bird, embossing and green on the Tic Tac Toe board & owl, woodland, texture and brown from the Inspo list.  Please click the hyperlinks to visit the blog posts and enjoy the inspiration!

Assembly & Trix:

*  The owl comes from the retired stamp set called Still Life, from a few years back.  She's stamped with Saddle Brown StazOn®  #151508 on Shimmery White cardstock, #101910 then watercoloured with Soft Suede ink.  The sentiment is stamped with Early Espresso.  

*  The branches are from the retired Night Owl Thinlits Dies using the current Kraft Paper, #156325 and watercoloured with Soft Suede ink.  The die plus the two tone green watercoloured embossed layer helps to build texture.  It's hard to capture in a photo, I've added Wink Of Stella to the background too for a little sparkle.   

*  Emboss the woodland scene using the new Wintry 3D Embossing Folder, #155433.  ***Trix, cover the Shimmery White cardstock with a wash of water then add Pear Pizzazz ink, allow to dry a bit and add a highlight of Garden Green ink. 

*  The card base is the fabulous new Kraft Notecards & Envelopes, #159247.  

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  1. Wow, Lesley, I love this! That owl was so fabulous - he looks very handsome here! Great trick with the embossing folder - just enough background color! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

    1. Thanks so very much Heather! I appreciate you stopping by and leaving your lovely compliment! Thank you for the fun challenge!

  2. Love the background and that owl is perfect here! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

    1. Thx so much Claire, the background is fun! - give it a go :)
      Thanks for the fun challenge!

  3. Leslie that owl is fabulous and the soft colour and texture of the bacground is just enough to add interest without detracting from your feathered friend. Thanks for playing over at Festive Friday and TicTacToe this week!

    1. Thanks so very much Joanne. I'm always so inspired by your cards, I hop this card inspired you :)
      Thanks for the terrific challenges!

  4. What a beautiful card, Leslie! I love the tip about the two tone green watercoloured embossed layer. I'm so glad you joined us at Festive Friday Challenge. I hope you keep coming back. :)

  5. Oh. that gorgeous textured background is the perfect backdrop for this card. Love the soft colors, too. So glad you joined us at Festive Friday this week

    1. Thanks so very much Jaydee! The background was fun to create. Thank you for inspiring me to create it with you Inspo list!


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