I think this card is adorable (go on Joanna, just praise your own card!) but you know what I mean, sometimes you make a card and you go ‘Ah, like that one!’
The image comes from the Marjolein Bastin’s new Autumn pad that launches on Create and Craft on the 25th July and I think they are a very cute owl family. Shame about the field mouse but hey, she has to feed her babies.
I started, as I often do with an 8 x 8” white card blank, 300gsm so it’s nice and firm. Then I chose some soft dark mauve cardstock and trimmed that slightly smaller and layered some hessian style paper from my Volume 3 backing papers.
The image itself was cut out and layered onto some purple backing paper again from Volume 3 of my backing papers and attached to the card on the bottom half.
The die is a Signature Dies Wisteria and I love, love, love it. I chose a pale lilac and a soft green – try not to go too fierce on the green as it does overshadow the flower if you have an ‘in your face’ emerald green for leaves. I die cut it several times and then arranged first the leaf sprays and glued them down using little blobs of glossy accents (applied with the ever present cocktail stick). Then, gradually add the flowers and make sure you tuck them between the leaves to cover the tops of the sprays.
For me, the card made me think of a country barn with the owl family sheltering under the eaves… just saying!