Have a Hoot Christmas

We have a new sketch at CAS Colours & Sketches this week!  It gave me a chance to work with a stamp set that I've had for a few months and never used.  Since half of the stamps are for Halloween and half for Christmas, so I'm happy I could get it out before one of the holidays.  I hate when I get a stamp and have to wait until next year before making a card with it!  (I'm sure that never happens to anyone else.....)

The sketch:

For my card, I stamped my image then masked off the moon behind the owl. I used sponges with Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy inks to create a blended sky.  After I removed the mask I colored the image using Stampin' Blends.  The coloring on this is very basic with shading only on the owl. The other parts of the image are too small; I used the dark marker of each set on them.  The circle was cut with a 1 3/4 inch punch.

The foliage is from the Christmas Layers die set.  This is a set introduced last year in the Holiday catalog and one I feel is overlooked.  It has three beautiful background accent dies that make for lovely additions!

And of course, for my second circle I added my favorite embellishment - a gold hoop! Since you can see all the way around this one I couldn't use glue dots to hold it down.  Instead, I placed it on an adhesive sheet, pressed it in, and then lifted it off.  This made the back side sticky.

I hope you've enjoyed this card today.  This set makes cute and quick Christmas cards!


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  1. I love the textured mistletoe branches. Beautiful!

  2. Super cute card! I love those owls. I also love the added texture with the diecuts.