Thursday, May 26, 2011

Punch pal and paper pieced graduate card

I saw this cute and adorable little wise paper punch owl on Papercrafter's Library recently and decided it was the perfect little piece for a card front!  It was pretty big, though, so I didn't want to add much more to the card and take away from the punch pal, so I used my same sketch from Sassy Lil' Sketches to create this card.  I just flipped mine counterclockwise and made it a vertical card. 
On my card I used the retired Night and Day DSP paper I got on the clearance rack, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Whisper White, and So Saffron.....and a whole slew of punches!
In addition to the sketch, I decided to take on the Paper Trailmakers Challenge Blog had a paper piecing challenge.   I thought that pretty much went perfectly with my card, so I decided to use some paper piecing on the inside of the card.  I used the retired Congrats, Grad stamp set on the inside.  I cut some copy paper and stamped another little owl image in the bottom.  I colored the body with my Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and So Saffron Stampin' Write markers.
  For the paper piecing portion, I decided to stamp the little cap on the opposing side of the DSP scraps from the card front.  I cut out the owl's hat as well as a few others - it added just enough oomph to the card to make it perfect for our grads on Senior Day this Sunday! card down.....10 to go!


Sandy Ang said...

Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts on the BCC questions. I'm definitely going to check out those designers you shared. This is such a cute card !

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Great card and thanks for getting inspired at Sassy Lil Sketches.

A Sarasota said...

Thanks for playing at Sassy Lil Sketches!

Liz Goldhawk said...

Love the punched owl, and I really like the way you adapted the sketch to make it work with the owl... the inside is so cute too!