Saturday 30 July 2016

What A Hoot!

This was actually the first card that I made for those colleagues leaving our school this summer; a special order from our fabulous Teaching Assistants for our SENCO, who was moving on to become Headteacher at a very lucky school!  She loves owls and I wanted to use the Brusho / white space technique so I combined both.  The finished card actually had an extra 'baby' owl in the bottom left corner.

The base card is a pre made 20cm x 20cm card blank with a 19.5cm x 19.5cm black mat and 19cm x 19cm piece of Sheena's stamping card as the main background sheet.  Leaf Green and Lemon Brushos were sprinkled along the top and spritzed with water to create the amazing background effect.  I love this technique; it's simple and quick, but exceedingly effective.


I cut one large owl and five baby owls from the 'owls with gears' set by Cheery Lynn to represent the relationship between the SENCO and the TAs, as well as the relationship between each TA and the pupils with whom they work so diligently.

The owls needed a perch, so I chose the stitching border from the Rugged Edge stamp set by IndigoBlu (one of my favourite stamp companies).  This is a really long stamp and easily covered the full width of the background. 

The sentiments are both from the What a Hoot stamp set by Woodware.  I had considered stamping, colouring and decoupaging the owl from the same set for this card; the stark contrast between the black die cuts and the colourful Brusho background pleased me far more, however.

It was simple to cut the sentiment down, mat it onto black card, leaving a narrow border and add it to the bottom right hand corner of the card, using foam pads for dimension.

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