Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Steampunk Birthday Owl

Both Stampendous Impressions and Simon Says Stamp had embossing as the challenge. I chose to use the steampunk owl from Stampendous for my focal image. I heat embossed it with black embossing powder and then colored it with Copics. The background was dry embossed using a Tim Holtz texture fade which I then highlighted with distress ink. I also used a diffuser so that the embossing surrounded the image, but didn't touch the image. It worked like a charm. I layered everything on a blue base card which worked with his hat. Take a Word challenged us to use blue.


Lisa Carroll said...

Fabulous card! Love the Steampunk feel this has, that that you used BOTH types of embossing. :) Thanks so much for playing along in the 'Emboss It!' challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xo

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Barbara :-) the owl is just soo cute and the colours and embossed background are perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)

Lols x x x

Melinda Gleissner said...

Your card is terrific! I love how you colored the owl and the blue is the perfect shade. Thanks for joining us at the Stampendous Saturday Challenge.

Stampendous said...

Lovely card, Barbara! Our owl was wanting a tree, you've done it perfectly. Thanks so much for entering our challenge, Good Luck!