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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Happy OWL-aween Card

Created this Halloween card using a sketch which you can see below. 

Used Tim Holtz Mini Owl die. Cut the Owl using grungeboard. A tip that you should know if you do not know already is to use tape as in clear packing tape & wax paper for the Tim Holtz dies that have small areas to cut. You put the clear packing tape over the die side that cuts not the backside which in mini case is the magnetic side and use wax paper on top of the die before you place the material that you are cutting. The tape & wax paper help in releasing the small cut out pieces from the die.

Used TH Crackle Paint on the grungeboard after cutting and allow to dry. Used TH Distress Ink & Adirondack Metallics Dabbers on the Owl.

Stamped K Andrew Designs Owly Hoo Sentiments sentiment.

Recycled a Panera Bread tea cup cardboard hugger piece behind the sentiment tag.

Supplies List 

ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
metallics: Adirondack Metallics Acrylic Paint Dabbers - Copper, Gold
paper:  cardstock - Kraft 6" x 6" Pad, black, gray, orange
recycle: cardboard from Panera Bread tea cup hugger
Spellbinder: Nest Large Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles
stamp: K Andrew Designs Owly Hoo Sentiments sentiment
Tim Holtz: Crackle Paint - Clear Rock Candy, die - Mini Owl, 
   Distress Ink - spiced marmalade, grungeboard

Entering this into the following challenges:

10/4 2 Sisters Ch163 Anything Goes unlim 9/28

10/5 613 Avenue Create Ch39 Anything Goes w/ Opt Twist - Create your own Ch 3E(#1) 9/29
10/5 Creative Insp Paint Anything Goes unlim 9/22
10/5 Glitter N Sparkle Ch52 Add Some Metal (Charms, Metallic Colors, Metallic Glitter) 3E(#3) 9/29

10/5 Kraft Journal Ch140 Sketch 2E(#1) 9/30

10/5 Robyns Fetish #179 Nature 3E(#3) 9/29

10/6 LEJ Designs Ch72 Things w/ Wings 3E(#1) 10/1 
10/6 MFP Friends of Speedy TV Ch92 Favourite Colours 5E(#2) Fav Colours - Kraft, black, gray, orange 9/30
10/6 Simon Says Stamp Mon Ch Say it with stamps 5E(#3) 9/30

10/7 Bearly Mine Ch106 Halloween 2E(#1) 10/1
10/7 Crafty Sentiments Fav Technique or Colors 3E(#1) Fav Technique - using grungeboard & TH inks 10/1
10/7 Cuttin & Stampin Halloween 3E(#1) 10/1
 10/7 Loves Rubber Stamp Anything Goes unlim 10/1 
10/7 Paper Take Wkly Anything Goes w/ opt extra to make Halloween treat holder 5E(#1) 10/1
10/7 Tues Throwdown Colors of Fall 3E(#1) 10/1

10/10 Simply Create Too Ch47 Fall/Autumn 3E(#1) 9/27

10/13 Craftin Desert Divas Craft it Up & Link It Up Linky Party Anything with a Sentiment 6E(#3) 9/30
10/13 Parade Your Crafts #5 Fall Ch 2E(#1) 9/30

10/30 Vs Sweeties "Halloween Theme" VSC Ch#16 2E(#1) 9/30

10/31 Just B Creative Oct Just Because Linky Party Anything Goes 1 link per day 10/1


  1. Love the TH owl! Fabulous Halloween card.

  2. Sweet Card and that sentiment is too cute! Thanks for the tip to use wax paper as well. Gotta love the generosity of the creative community!
    Thanks for linking up with us at
    Craftin Desert Diva's
    Anything with a Sentiment Linky Party!
    ~Donna K

  3. :-) great sentiment perfect for the image
    thank you for joining us at glitter n sparkle

  4. Great tip ! and what a good use of the sketch too. Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Kraft Journal, Melissa !

  5. love all the textures! and btw that owl rocks! thanks for joining our challenge! jen t. from parade your crafts dt :)

  6. I love the owl-aween pun! :) Great card, thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  7. Love that owl there! Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge!

  8. A great take on the sketch, great colour combination. Thank you for joining us over at LEJ Designs, good luck

  9. What a cute little owl! Love your take on the sketch this week and thanks for joining us at The Kraft Journal!♥

  10. What a fab Halloween card and love the Owl..Thank you for joining us this week at Bearly-Mine challenges and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

  11. This card is a HOOT! ;o) Love the owl and the sentiment! Great color scheme too! Thanks for playing with us at Robyn's Fetish "Nature" Challenge this week.


  12. Fab card love the owl and fun sentiment, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  13. What a sweet little owl! Great take on the sketch. Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

  14. Great card!! Owls are IN, awesome die cut!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown!!
    Blessings to you!!

  15. Fabby card, love the sentiment, made me smile. :) Thank you for sharing with us at BearlyMine Challenges . Good Luck. Hugs Jackie DT. x

  16. Fab card. Love the owl. Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too in our Fall/Autumn Challenge. Hugs, Gale DT

  17. I Love Owls This Is Amazing Love Your Card .. Good Luck And Thanxx For Sharing With Us At Robyn's Fetish Challenge *Nature * This Week ..
    Sherry - Robyn's Fetish Dt

  18. Fantastic card for Halloween! I love those gorgeous autumn colours and your great design too. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this week.

    Sharon x

  19. Cute card Melissa!
    Thanks for sharing and playing along with us over at The Kraft Journal! We have a new challenge that begins tomorrow, hope to see you join in :)

  20. Fabulous card! Love all the awesome die cuts! Makes such a beautiful design! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!
    Jackie W
    Crafty Sentiments
    Crafty Sentiments Inspirations

  21. Cute card, thank you for sharing it with the Crafty Sentiments Challenge this time.
    Cathy xx