Hi all! Today I’m hopping along with my friends at Technique Tuesday to celebrate World Cardmaking Day, yay!
In case ya hadn’t heard, it’s also Inktober! What’s Inktober, you ask? Inktober is a month long art challenge created by artist Jake Parker that is focused on improving skill and developing positive drawing habits. And I need me some of that! So I decided to combine the two and I made two cards to share.
Let’s hop to it!
Just the Ink, Please
We were sent the You’re Owl-some stamp set to work with — it’s so fun! And best of all, you can get your own set for FREE! (More on that below!) Check it out:
For my first card I decided to use ink only to do the coloring in the spirit of Inktober. I ended up having so much fun — it’s so liberating just using ink! Watch and see:
I got a little carried away and made a matching envelope, too!
I used my trusty micron pens for this but any black markers will do.
I also trimmed the front of the card a bit and then added doodles along the inside edge :)
As you can see by comparing the finished card to the owl stamp, I ended up doodling some feathers, added more lines and dots to her wings, and I extended the branch and added some leaves!
Then for that little bit of extra something I added wiggle eyes — with eyelashes!!! — and a strip of gold foil paper along the edge of the card.
I totally think this is something anyone can do! So bust out those pens and draw draw draw.
Now In Color
Next I decided to add a little watercolor action — you know me, I just can’t resist making more than one card while I have my supplies out, ha! So I used my trusty micron pens again and added similar doodles to the first card, then watercolored away.
One of the great things about micron pens is that they’re waterproof — yeah!
This time I decorated a kraft envelope to go with the card.
Of course I couldn’t resist adding a border, too!
FREE Stamp Set!
- Select $30 in products on theTechnique Tuesday website.
- Add the You’re Owl-some stamp set to your cart. (Here’s a link to the set: https://www.
- Enter coupon code WCMD18 at check-out to get the stamp set for FREE!
Your next stop on the hop is Heather Hoffman — I can’t wait to see what she’s made! Here’s the full list in case you’re just now joining us or encounter a broken link:
- Technique Tuesday
- Amy Kolling
- Sandy Allnock
- Daniela Dobson
- Lisa Spangler <– you are here! :)
- Heather Hoffman
- Dana Kirby
- Dana Joy
- Mary-Ann Maldonado
- Emily Leiphart
- Jill Dewey Hawkins
- Tessa Buys
- Kymona Tracey
- Ana Anderson
- Teri Anderson
- Latisha Yoast
So honored to be among these super talented humans!
Happy World Cardmaking Day and Happy Inktober! — xoxo
38 Replies to “You’re OWL-some!”
Happy WCMD! Such fun cards!! thank you for the inspiration!
Fantastic CAS cards!! I love the simplicity and the focal point! :)
Great cards, I really like the eyes on these guys.
Love both of your cards!
Did a great job with your patterns. Put a great finished touch to all of it!
I love the fact you used zentangles on your card and envelope. I want to do more of this. Thank you for sharing.
sweet cards – awesome freebie set:)
Wow thanks for sharing both awesome cards.
What a fabulous owl!! Love your colors.
Love the doodling and the watercoloring!! Very nice!!
Super sweet cards! Love the colors and the doodles are so fun and whimsical.
Sweet cards! Love your pretty coloring! Adorable owl set!
Great idea to create this border using a smaller card front….wonderful cards.
Ok, the wiggly eyes freaked me out a little bit, but the cards are so cute that I can overlook it ;)
Oh my goodness those wiggly are are sooooo cute and fun looking on the owl! I love how you did your own adding design to the stamps! It really looks very beautiful that way!
I don’t know whether my first message went through or not? So if not? I just wanted to say how I am sooo loving those googly eyes on your owl they are just so cute and fun to look at! And I also really love that you did your own drawing of extra beauty to your card! It is absolutely gorgeous!
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