My friend Hannah always gives the best commissions. I have mentioned her so many times on this blog I should give her a category of her own for tagging.*
She asked for an owl card for a friend and "an adorable woodland creature" card for her sister.
I wanted to giver her some options so it kick started a bit of a woodland theme in the craft room!
The headline card is actually for a different friend, Palo, but I sent this to Han as a layout option for her to consider. The owl is from Little Claire and is colored with ProMarkers. I added a texture of gold and brown inks over top to give it that aged look - I stamped it on white and when I decided to go for the cream card I had to make it muted so it didn't jar against the rest of the papers. I die cut it in a circle and then added a backing blue circle to make it stand out.
The printed craft card is from a Michael's pack, and the butterflies are from the same set. I tore the paper to give it a rougher edge and then just tied a bakers' string around it. I punched the butterflies out with an EK Success punch and then I colored the edges with ProMarkers to give them some extra dimension.
I punched a red spotted paper with a Knock-Outs border punch and then added my friend's name in peel offs for extra personalisation. It is a lot of layers and steps but I think the final product is great.
Next up: the beaver card. This one was designed around some chipboard shapes I had that I thought were perfect for the brief. I embossed a strip of brown paper in a woodgrain pattern to give it that woodland feel and topped it with a green gingham ribbon. The banner is stamped and cut from card stock and I topped it with a candi.
This little owl card is based on a different chip board sticker set that I had. I used a yellow heart oragami paper from Tiger and added the tan spotted ribbon, from Michaels. The orange paper is scallop punched from a Hippie Chick card stack and then the little tan banner is actually a washi sticker - stamped with a greeting. If Han doesn't take this one I definitely will!
Finally and oldie but goody, a Stamping Up punched owl. I used a mix of spotted papers in blue and brown and layered this over an off cut of the embossed woodgrain paper from above. The greeting is from Claire, a stamped message cut with one of her label tags.
All were super fun to make - I wish I could keep all of them but then again - this is a business!
*I may actually do this.