Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Autumn Owl

Have you seen all the new Cheery Lynn Designs dies that were just released? I fell in love with this new Birch Tree with Cute Critters die and bought it as soon as I saw it. This tree will work beautifully with any season, and since it is fall, I created a fall card today.

I started with a dark brown card base (A2 size) and added a layer of the gorgeous autumn paper from the Autumn Song 6x6 paper pad. I die cut the Birch Tree from white cardstock and then sponged some brown distress ink onto the edges. The little critters cut out at the same time the tree is die cut, so I pulled the owl out and sponged him very heavily with brown ink.

I adhered the tree to the left side of my card and cut off the excess tree limbs that were hanging over the edge. The owl was affixed to a tree branch with a Joy foam pad to give it some dimension. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from Anytime Sentiments (Impression Obsession) with dark brown ink right below the owl.

This card is quick and easy and the gorgeous colors in that autumn paper really give it a WOW factor. There are no bulky embellishments on this card, so I can write a little note inside and pop it in the mail with a regular First Class postage stamp. 

If you'd like to purchase any of these items from Classy Cards 'n Such, please feel free to use this code, Holly-10, when you check out.  You'll save 10% off your entire order, so stock up on papers, dies, stamps, and bling while you're there.  :-)  I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Crafting with Dragonflies #13 - Card with Nature/Leaves/Trees
Divas by Design - Autumn Colors
Inky Impressions #130 - Fall/Autumn
Word Art Wednesday #102 - Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas - Animals and Autumn


Wynn Walton said...

Great creation. The tree really pops against the Autumnal background. I love the sentiment too. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with dragonflies this week.
Wynn DT x

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘FALL COLOURS’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Jenée said...

Lovely fall card. Very appropriate for our theme this week. Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Susan Hogan said...

Beautiful die and the way you have used it is great to. Thanks for sharing with us at CWD for our latest challenge - trees/nature/leaves!

Janice said...

Brilliant, so love that die too, and the beautiful card you have created. Thanks for joining us at Divas, Jx

Arlene said...

Fantastic background for this great birch tree and that very cute owl.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas' challenge this month.

Hannah F said...

Fantastic Card!!! Thanks for joining us on the Die Cut Diva's Blog

CraftyKay said...

Beautiful autumnal colours. Thank you for joining The Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.x

happyglitzygirl said...

I love this card, very clever use of the die and the gorgeous background....thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

Vicky said...

Thank you for entering your gorgeous card into our Fall/Autumn challenge at Inky Impressions

hugs Vicky xx

Dawn Turley said...

gorgeous card. Thanks for playing along with us at Die Cut Divas this month

~ Barb said...

This is one of the nicest Fall cards I have seen. Until I read your post I thought you had used a real piece birch, amazing job. Love how your dp's leaves seem to fall in all the right spots on your page too. Thank-you for sharing with us at Crafting With Dragonflies,
{Hugs} Barb, DT

Marlene Atkinson said...

Gorgeous Autumnal colours. Thank you for joining us at CBN challenge. Marlene DT

Jayne A said...

Fabulous card, Lovely autumncolours. Thanks for joining us at Diva's

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful card!! That little owl in the tree is so cute and your colors are perfect for this time of year. The recipient is sure to be encouraged when they receive this card. Thanks so much for sharing us at Word Art Wednesday.

Ger said...

Lovely work! Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network
Geraldine M