Friday, April 4, 2008

Creative Play Stamps Barn Owl

We have lots of Barn Owls here, and get to see them in stages from their adorable white fluffiness to their beautiful heart shaped faces. (Good job on owls, God!)
This stamp, from Creative Play Stamps is big! You can actually buy it with the background, or without. I have the big one with the background, because I figured I could cut the background out when I didn't want to use it. It's a cool background but I cut it out for this card, which is also big, it's 5x7. I stamped the owl in Brilliance Chocolate. Remember, you can almost always get a better image on a detailed stamp like this with a hard dye ink pad, but by inking lightly with the Brilliance I still got a good image. This stamp is as detailed as a photograph, even if my photography denies that! I also smooshed the question mark around randomly in my VersaMark pad and embossed with Ranger Hologram Embossing Powder. This is my new favorite, and has replaced SU!'s Iridescent Ice, hard to believe, but true. I'm devoted to several products, but always open to trying new ones. Incidentally, I received the Holographic EP as a freebie with my last order from CPS! They are having a sale on spray inks now, including my all time favorite Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, which I used on this card, of course! I did not spray the owl, it's detailed enough without adding a bunch of spray to it! See, I am capable of showing restraint, but only in moderation!

STUFF~Large Owl with Background, Creative Play Stamps; SU! Chocolate Chip & Confetti, Bazzill, Basic Gray Urban Couture & Perhaps; SU! ribbon, ranger Hologram EP, TAGM in Chestnut Roan; Brilliance Chocolate, Colorbox Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk, & VersaMark inks


Corie said...

This is gorgeous -- love all the different textures and layers!!

Lauren said...

Fabulous! The layering is awesome. The patterned paper is the perfect compliment to the owl image.

Teresa K. said...

Yes, fabulous is the perfect word. The texture is yummy!

Toni said...

What an idea fest, all in one place! I love owls, too, but have never actually seen a real one -- how lucky are you? They supposedly represent wisdom, but I think they have a real aspect of fun in their faces, too, like Yoda? well, that's just me.