The card I am sharing today is a mixture from the different catalogs. The Birds Eye View stamp set is the star. I needed a card for my eye doctor and the “spectacles” just seemed the perfect stamp.
The Bird’s Eye View with the glasses was the immediate thought I had for this card. I always love the animal stamps and the glasses simply put this one over the top for me. The owl, at least I hope that is what this bird is supposed to be, is stamped with Early Espresso Ink and then colored with different Stampin’ Blends.
The sentiment is from the Very Best Occasions. This is a wonderful set with a variety of sentiments we tend to need. I love the mix of fonts as well. And it is a perfect size.
Dies and Punches
The fun owl was die cut using two from the Thoughtful Expressions Die set. I love this design and the fact there are several different sizes for layer makes it a definite for me. Plus this is a more unique shape for a circle. And that is always nice. I hope you will give a second look at these dies. And the matching stamp set is great, I just did not use it today.
The sentiment is punched using my favorite punch. That is the Double Oval Punch. This is the smaller of the two ovals. I had intended to use both sizes, but the single seemed to be enough. Especially with this being a masculine card, I did not want to overwhelm with the shapes.
Papers and Finishes
The beautiful DSP is from the Poetic Expressions Designer Series Paper. This paper has great colors and designs, like this one, that are great for any occasion. I love the mix of Boho Blue and Mossy Meadow in this piece. So I paired it with the Boho Blue card base and layer. The darker Mossy Meadow for the layer grounds the softer colors. And with a thin border, it helps the DSP to pop.
For the finish I added a strip of the Mossy Meadow to have a landing for the sentiment and the owl layers. Sometimes card stock works just as well as a ribbon. And to finish the card I added a trio of the Adhesive Backed Cork Rounds. These are so unique and the perfect touch for a variety of cards.
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