I started with the background: on a piece of red cardstock I secured the Four Point Star stencil with Pixie Spray to make sure it will not move while I am applying the Red Glitz Glitter gel. Believe me this spray is a game changer! No more gel seeping under the stencils! It ensure perfect results every time and can be washed off the stencil simply with warm water and a nail brush. I used a Stencil Pal to apply the glitter gel – it is so easy to get smooth results with this tool!
Until my panel was drying I stamped the cute owl from Howlidays and quickly coloured with Copic markers. I used traditional colours but it would look gorgeous in any colour combination. I used the coordinating die to cut it out.
To create the focal point I wanted a frame around my little owl, so I die cut the Wreath Base die from white Flock Transfer sheet. I love the touch, it is so warm and adds a lot of interest to a simple die cut! The thickness of it is just perfect, the die makes the edges beautifully rounded!
The sentiment I stamped on a banner which I created with the banner stamp from Sketched Easter. I heat embossed it on dark brown cardstock with Hot Chocolate Embossing Powder. It gives a shiny tone-on-tone look. I curved the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Howlidays stamp set to fit in the banner and white heat embossed it.
I die cut the background with a stitched rectangle die and assembled the card. I added some clear shimmer to the ribbons and covered them with glossy accents just as the beak of the owl. I used a black glaze pen on the eyes to make it shiny.
I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will return soon for more fun!