More Christmas card inspiration for the 2015 card drive
Crazy Christmas Bird for Paper Players #266

Fright Night for Paper Players #265

Hi Everyone, Happy Sunday.

It's the fabulous Joanne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a wonderful theme for us:

I don't often make Halloween cards, but I saw this fabulous owl called Fright Night and paired it with a background stamp called Widows Web - both available from Fun Stampers Journey. 

I began with a black base and stamped the cobweb in gold ink.   Whilst that was drying, I stamped the owl onto x-press it card stock and set about coloring him with copic markers.   I really wanted his eyes to stand out and used a mixture of reds and yellows and black to make them pop.  I colored the body with greys and then added some streaks to the paler patches with a uniball white marker.  

I needed to create a Harvest Moon.  I began with a yellow base and added orange distress inks with an ink blender.   It took on a great color, but I decided to add some Wink of Stella glitter over the moon to add more shine.   I then colored in the branch, fussy cut around the own and then popped him off the cobweb base using dimensionals.

I then stamped the sentiment in gold ink and added some dimensional embossing powder and heat set.

Here's my card:

Frightnightweb (1 of 1)

 Isn't he fabulous?  I absolutely love him.  I know the card stock base doesn't look black, but it really is.  The sun was setting as I took this photograph and it really made the card stock look a really dark brown.

I hope you will join us and, if you are looking for some inspiration, don't forget to check out the cards from our design team

On a personal note:
I have received some wonderful packages in the post this week.   I am very pleased to say that parcels and packages of cards have arrived for our 2015 card drive.   I am so excited every time one arrives at the door for our charities.
I'll be back on Monday with more details of these packages :-)   In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
Card recipe:
  • Stamps:  Fright Night, Widows Web - Fun Stampers Journey
  • Inks:  Encore Gold.  Distress inks
  • Embossing Powder:  WOW