Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Hi there,

I'm back today to share another card using the Want 2 Scrap Chipboard Embellishments, this cute little Owl and the DC Twin Trunk Tree. I have also used a Dreamweaver Stencil, some Gold Metallic Creative Medium and the new Nuvo Crystal drops!

I began my project with taping the Dreamweaver Spiral Dots Stencil to black cardstock, taping the top first, then the bottom and then the sides. After applying the Gold Metallic Creative Medium remove the tape in the reverse order, this will give you a nice clean, unsmudged result.

Set this aside to try. I left it overnight. For my little Want 2 Scrap owl, I applied two coats of White Detail embossing powder, as I wanted some white to show through when he was finished.

I went over the rings of his eyes with the Versamarker pen and heat embossed with Gold Coast.  

Then I began "coloring him in with Brushable Glue and three different Flockings, Dark Chocolate, Amber Wheat and Buff. I started at the top (with his crest) and worked my way down his body giving him uneven "stripes" of the different colors! I just brushed on another "stripe" of glue and applied another color of the Flocking, down the body until he was completely covered, with his little Dark Chocolate feet!

After he was colored in I covered a piece of black cardstock with Super Adhesive Sheet and cut it to the "approximate" shape of the owl. I removed the protective backing and placed the owl over the top.

I burnished Black Suede Velvet Glitter into all the nooks of the little owl. Yes, he looked a bit of a mess at this point!

But he cleaned up well with a couple of swipes of the chubby brush!

The sentiment shown above from the Owlettes Set 511, was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in Teddy Brown and after it was die cut and embossed with Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio Two, it was highlighted around the edges with three of the new Nuvo Crystal Drops: Buttermilk, Dandelion Yellow and Copper Penny. 

Then on to his perch! Want 2 Scrap also carries these little paper silhouettes which is what this was. This one is the Twin Trunk Tree. After cutting one of trees away, I covered it in Versamark and heat embossed the branches with Sienna (which is one of the Tuscany Colors), I then chose Pebbled Copper for the "trunk". I did a couple of coats of each just to bulk it up a bit, as the silhouettes are much flimsier than the chipboard pieces. You will see in the photo below that there is a checkered finish to it too, after a couple of coats of embossing powder, the checks disappeared!

The tree was set sideways for his branch. The sentiment was attached with dimensional foam behind it and the ribbon threaded through it, which was attached to the back, before being layered on the mustard card base. I attached the owl to the branch with Tear-ific Tape and they were then attached with Dimensional Foam.


..... and that finished my project for today:

I'd like to join in the following challenges:

Fab 'n Funky Winged Things: Challenge # 301
Shopping our Stash # 248: Chip off the Old Block (Use Chipboard)
Critters and Creatures Linky Party No. 3
Love to Scrap Challenge Blog #76: Anything goes

Hope you've enjoyed your visit to my blog today. Please leave a comment to let me know you stopped by!.

Till next time,



  1. Very nicely crafted! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful project and tutorial with us at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  2. Super cute and creative Shona! Love how you have added the 'softness' to the owl bringing him to life!! Fabulous background, too!

  3. Oh my goodness, Shona! I wish you knew how much I want to stamp with you!! I see your blog and your tutorials and your step by step and think I can do that! And .... then I realize I can't, LOL! I love each and every detail - the owl is amazing !You have literally brought him to life! I haven't used flocking in forever but love the detail it gives him, very much like feathers! The nuvo crystal drops are so fascinating - I love my enamel dots (and know those are similiar, just to make homemade ones) and love the pattern you've created with yours around the sentiment - this is just a spectacular card!

  4. So flocking cute!!! This little owl is adorable, and I LOVE the spotty background!

  5. Fab birthday card! Love the wee owl! Thanks for playing along with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH this week for our "Chip Off The Old Block" challenge!!

  6. What a fun birthday card. I love the owl and how you decorated him for the party! He is so adorable!

  7. Amazing & just a really touchable & cute card. Love how you did the stencil and very interesting to read how you textured the owl. I've got the brushable glue, never thought to try with flocking (Hmmm...might work with flower soft too! ) I'm waiting on the Nuvo drops (dang the place was out of copper) love how you've used them here as jewels. Great work on this card, and thanks for how-to pictures. It really helps to understand the process, and I know it takes your time to do this! Hugs & TFS

  8. WOW WOW WOW, love the texture you've created on the owl and the branch, carrying on with the Nuvo drops. the story of how you created everything just blows me away, love everything Shona a fabulous piece.

  9. Yippee! Thoroughly enjoyed myself today in Shona's classroom. Thank you for the photo AND word description for each step. Your flocking techniques always capture my attention. Love how you backed the owl with double sticky so the glitter could seep into the wing crevices and show off all the details! Fantastic project,Shona! Thanks again for teaching me how! Hugs, de

  10. Totally amazing project. Love how you showed your technique. Completely brilliant. Thank you for joining in with us at Fab'n'Funky challenges.

    Buffy xx

  11. This is really cute! I love everything about it!

  12. Shona once again this is amazing stamping and colouring and I just adore your trademark glitter accents.
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  13. love, love, loooooooove the artistry of your having built everything for this card from the ground up! so fab! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (chipboard!) STASH with us this week! ♥

  14. Such a creative card design. Gorgeous owl!!
    Thanks so much for playing along in my Critters and Creatures Linky Party!

  15. Amazing detail. Great work.

    Thanks for sharing at Fab N Funky.


  16. Fabulous project with so many wonderful details! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes!" challenge!
    Leslie, LTSCB DT
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