Monday, July 12, 2010

MTSC81: You're a Hoot!

Edited to say that Lee Anne suggested that I enter this card in the "Fun & Cute" challenge at Moxie Fab World. So I did! Thanks, Lee Anne!

Here's a card I made for a friend in my book group who had a stroke on the 4th of July. (Fortunately, it was mild and he will be fine.) He is funny, so when I saw this $1 stamp set at Michaels the other day, I couldn't resist it for a masculine get well card. The inside sentiment is, "Hang in There." I used some PP I got on the same Michaels trip--I wasn't intending on getting any paper, but have you seen DCWV's Songbird stack? Too cute. It had to come home with me! You can see a tidbit of it here (scroll down a bit).

I used the sketch from Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #81. You can see I flipped it a bit. It's sort of upside-down mirror image. Sort of. :-D I paper pieced the owl, then cut it out and popped him up on foam squares and sponged the oval to give it the look of sky. Masculine cards can be challenging, but I think this fits the bill!

Stamps: Studio G--You're a Hoot; PTI--Background Basics: Woodgrain; Stampendous--Changito the Monkey (inside sentiment)
Paper: PTI--Vintage Cream & Dark Chocolate; DCWV--Songbird; stash
Ink: Versafine--Vintage Sepia; Watermark; PTI--Tea Dye duo & Spring Rain
Buttons: PTI--Dark Chocolate
Embossing Powder: Ranger--Clear Extra Fine Detail
Die: Spellbinders--Classic Oval
Distressing Tool: Heidi Swapp
Corner Punches: Stampin' Up; Corner Chomper


Noora said...

Had to smile looking at that bird, adorable card!

Lee Anne said...

Oh, that is too cute! I love the stripes on the owl! Very fun! You should submit this to the Moxie Fab Fun & Cute challenge she started on her blog today.

Brenda said...

oh, how cute!! What a great card for a guy. I'm glad to hear your friend is OK.
That reminds me, I bought some stamps in the $ spot a few weeks ago and forgot about them. Must go dig them out!

AHadley said...

This is just adorable, I love it!

Ted said...

Oh my gosh, how cute is that owl?! Very well done to make me smile. :)

kasia c. said...

Super cute card! Definately fun!

IamDerby said...

Super cute owl! Awesome card

Laurie said...

I love this! I have this stamp too! So fun!

Tenia Nelson said...

How cute is this!!!

Lea L. said...

Super cute card! I love the sparkly brown paper that you used as a matte! Great job with the Moxie Fab challenge!!


Sylvia said...

Cute, cute card!

Terri E. said...

Such a fun and funky owl. Way to rock the Moxie Fab Challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Barbara said...

Totally CUTE card, Jill!

Cath said...

Hey Jill! Thanks for entering the Let's Do Fun & Cute challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on the fun! :)