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Saturday, June 1, 2013


Created this 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" ATC using neutral colors of brown. Used one of the Hero Arts Owl Trio stamps, Spellbinder Oval die, the Paper Studio Woodgrain embossing folder, Tim Holtz Distress Ink walnut stain, Darcie's sentiment which I stamped and then cut into pieces for each word and recycled some cardboard on the embossed piece for sturdiness. Discovered that Kraft cardstock or pretty much a lot of different cardstocks when embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder due to the many lines in it tends to tear so I added cardboard to the back of the Kraft cardstock before cutting the oval & embossing.

Supplies List

adhesive: foam to pop up the embossed woodgrain layer
embossing: the Paper Studio Woodgrain embossing folder
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
paper - cardstock - 2 types of Kraft (one is Recollections & other is the Paper Company)
recycled: cardboard for layer for sturdiness
ribbon: Spool O' Ribbon brown
Spellbinder: Nest Classic Ovals
stamp: Darcie's heart & home JCS208 sentiment, Hero Arts Owl Trio one Owl

Entering this into the following challenges:

6/1 Glitter N Sparkle Ch34 Birthdays unlim 5/26
6/1 Simon Says Stamp & Show Ch: Into the Woods 5E(#3) 5/27

6/2 LEJ Designs Ch55 Celebrate 3E(#3) 5/28

6/3 Paper Pretties Wed PWC260 Emboss-O-Rama Wet or Dry unlim 5/29

6/5 Brown Sugar Ch44 Masculine Bday 2E(#1) can be for male or female 5/31
6/5 C.R.A.F.T. Ch209 Father's Day/Male 5E(#5) can be for male or female 5/30
6/5 Crafty Ribbons Anything Goes With Ribbon unlim 5/23

6/6 QKR Stampede Ch41 Any Winged Creature 3E(#3) 5/31

6/7 HIMCR #100A Choose a Prev HIMCR Ch 3E(#1) my prev HIMCR Ch is #96 Name Your Colors and my colors are neutral colors of browns 6/1
6/7 HIMCR #100B Die Cuts 3E(#2) 6/1

6/9 Craftin Desert Diva Craft It Up & Link It Up Party #7 Ribbon or Twine unlim 5/27

6/10 Victorine Stamps Ch60 Father's Day/Masculine unlim can be for male or female 5/28

6/13 ATCs with Attitude Ch41 Neutral Colors 3E(#1) 5/31

6/30 Pin and Tack Spark Your Creativity Now! Anything Goes Ch #10 5E(#1) 6/1
6/30 Sandy's Crafty Creations Jun Anything Goes Twist Embossed Background unlim w/ 2 per day 6/1


  1. the owl + woodgrain on this is a really cute combo! Great work!! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!


  2. Cute ATC hun, love the Owl. Thank you for joining us at ATC's. Abbie xx

  3. Great Masculine card - the wood grain embossing is awesome! Wonderful job Melissa! thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week - come back again on Friday for the new challenge -enjoy your week - Gail DT

  4. beautiful creation..... Thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle this week. Shelly DT

  5. What a wonderful card and that owl is so cute! Great design and fab details.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at QKR Stampede.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Hugs Mian
    QKR Stampede Design Team Member

  6. Love the wood grain! It looks wonderful here with the owl! Thank you for taking a walk with us through the woods here at Simon Says Stamp & Show this week!

  7. Gorgeous card and image, thanks for sharing.


  8. Love what you did with this card! Thanks so much for playing along at Hiding In My Craft Room!

    lovies, =o) kel

  9. Cute ATC! Love the tree embossed background and the cut out with the owl! Thanks for sharing with my challenge at Sandy's Crafty Creations!