Isn't this polka dot chipboard owl a "hoot?" It's a pre-cut chipboard item from Stampin' Up!'s On Board So Tweet set. There are more than 80 chipboard images, including the retro bird from this card.
The colors from this week's Splitcoast Color Challenge (CC205: Pink Pirouette, Perfect Plum and Kiwi Kiss) were soft and pretty to mix and match. Likewise, I used coordinating Designer Series Paper from several different Stampin' Up! Collections, Candy Lane, Rockabilly Speciality and Bella Rose.
TIP: Try venturing outside the box on the patterned paper. Many of the collections share colors (for example Kiwi Kiss in both Rockabilly and Bella Rose), which adds variety and possibilities for your projects.
I layered the Rockabilly Polka Dot on the So Tweet Owl. Paper snips removed the excess and sanding gives a clean finish. TIP: I use Basic Grey's Precision File Kit, so that I can get into every nook.
So Tweet includes pre-cut chipboard circles, hearts and the small triangle for the eyes and nose. TIP: I discovered Stampin' Up!'s 3/4" Circle Punch and the smallest heart from the Heart to Heart Punch are perfect fits for the eyes.
The horizontal panel of Perfect Plum Textured card stock dresses up beautifully with the Pink Pirouette Ribbon. I layered this panel over Candy Lane Designer Paper (top) and Bella Rose (bottom). Using the Trio Flower Punch, I quickly whipped up a row of Perfect Plum flowers to accent the bottom. TIP: I snuck in a Pink Pirouette Designer Button for a playful touch. The "thread" is a skinny strip of card stock that I carefully tied.
The sentiment from Simply Said was inked in Perfect Plum and stamped using a Stamp-a-ma-jig (click here for tutorial) for precise placement. The card base is Whisper White and 4.25 x 5.5.
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Stamp Set: Simply Said (115066)
Paper: Candy Lane Designer Series (113980), Bella Rose Designer Series (112041), Rockabilly Specialty Designer Series (114039), Perfect Plum Textured (108695, Assorted Soft Subtles), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Perfect Plum (101437)
Cool Tools: Trio Flower Punch (109183), 3/4" Circle Punch (107217), Heart to Heart Punch (113694), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Basic Grey Precision File Set
The Perfect Touch: Pink Pirouette 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (111373, On Board So Tweet (113893), Button Bouquet Designer Button (112092)