Sweet Fall Owl

Happy Friday all,

Wanted to share a card I made today with Unity's KOM for September called Happy, Thankful &Blessed.  You can find it HERE   I am really in the mood to make fall cards right now because our weather here in Prescott,Arizona is so nice and cool. Plus I have all my fall decorations out as well.  This card I made actually for our granddaughter's birthday who is a freshman in college in Ohio. Wanted to do a non-traditional card for her since she is an adult now.  I found this fun new embossing folder from Cuttlebug and wanted to do a plaid effect.  I just used the small Color Box Cat's Eye stamp pads in 4 colors ran them over one side of the folder, added white card stock then ran it through the big shot to emboss and added some distress ink in Walnut. I think it came out great. Colored this cute owl with Copics and added a little sparkle with a Wink Of Stella brush in Clear. Added Glossy Accents over his eyes. Stamped and gold embossed some leaves on the side.

A closer look

DP: BO Bunny Double Dots
Dies: Spellbinders Nesties LG Deckled Rectangles,
Floral Flourishes, Sizzix Framelets .
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug Gingham
Embossing powders: Stampendous gold, Superior black
Glitter and Fragments: Stampendous
Enamel dots: MME
Twinke Goosebumps: Queen&Co.
Wink of Stella clear brush: Zig
Walnuts Distress Ink: Tim Holtz
Color Box ink: Clear Snap
Glossy Accents
Flowers: Prima

Y13, Y15, Y17, YR02, YR04, YR09, YR18,
YR21, YR23, YR27, YG03, YG05, YG06, 
R22, R24, R27.

Unity Friday Friends with Flair - anything Goes w/Unity stamps
ttcrd challenge - Anything Goes
Clear it out challenge - Theme: Polka Dots- Stash- same
Craft-room challenge - Forest Friends
Sweet Stamps challenge #187- Anything Goes
Inky Chicks challenge #38- Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion challenge #231- It's Harvest Time
The Pink Elephant challenge #268- Technique/Embossing
Love To Scrap challenge #38- Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations challenge September- Things w/Wings

Happy Stamping!


  1. Your owl is adorable. Also, love the layout of your card. Lots of texture and interesting details.

  2. fab card
    thanks for playing with us at crafy sentiments

  3. what a cute layout and image great colors too.

  4. Fabulous card, Barb! So many cool details, and that owl is uber precious.

  5. Pretty, pretty...PRETTY! Who knew a bird would be so pretty in fall colors! I saw this on FB earlier Barb, glad I was able to come peek at this a bit closer. Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stamps for our Anything Goes challenge. Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. This is fabulous! Really can't wait to play with this image. Your coloring is wonderful

  7. What a beautiful card! I just love that plaid background you did with the inks and embossing folder! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap

  8. Beautiful card. Great effect on that emboss folder! Love it! Thanks for sharing it at The Pink Elephant Challenge! Nance, DT

  9. I absolutely love everything about this card. It has inspired me to give it a whirl using this stamp. Great card!

  10. This is pretty for Fall. Cute little owl.

  11. Thanks for playing along @ CIO challenge blog...your take on our challenge is wonderful...tfs...and stop by and play with us again <((><

  12. Beautiful card, love that owl! :)

  13. This is so pretty!! I love the colors and your layout!

  14. waw!!! striking colors and image and layout!! love love it!!! this owl is majestuous and your card is gorgeous
    thank you so much for entering Love to Scrap!'s "anything goes" challenge!

  15. Fabulous card! That owl is just too much fun. Great color choices.

  16. This is such a gorgeous card and I am sure your grand daughter will love it. It's great to have you join in with us at Craft Room Challenge, however our rules advise that only 5 other entries are allowed. At least you know for next time. Best Wishes
    Annie x

  17. This is magnificent, Barb! Love your coloring on that adorable owl. Thanks so much for participating in our Anything Goes challenge at Through the Craft Room Door this week and good luck in the draw. Hope we see your lovely creations again soon. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

  18. Oh Barb, you did this owl stamp proud! All the little details make me want to squeal!

  19. Great fall card. I like the plaid effect on the background.

  20. A wonderful creation, Barbara! Gorgeous colour combo and a beautiful owl. Thanks for joining in at stamping sensations for our things with wings theme this month and good luck!

  21. What I love most about this are the rich fall colors! I really like how you framed that little owl too! NJ!

  22. This is so adorable. Love that lil owl. :)

  23. That's an amazing background you made, and love the owl as well -- everything goes together perfectly!

  24. Barb, that embossed plaid looks incredible. Love that idea! Your owl is very cool and your layering of pretty colours and beautiful embellies really showcases him well. Thanks for playing along with our It's Harvest Time challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.

  25. WOW! This card is so beautiful! I love the "plaid" from the embossing folder and your coloring of the owl is so perfect!

  26. Beautiful card, wonderful colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka

  27. What a GREAT fall card . . . and a wonderful take on our "Crazy for Polka Dots" challenge over at Clear It Out Challenge. Thanks so much for joining us this week!!! Hope to see you again for this upcoming week's challenge. :)

    Kathy - CIO DT

  28. Love the colours, excellent autumn card. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  29. Your sweet fall themed owl card is fantastic! I love the plaid you made with the embossing folder, excellent!

  30. Wow. Where to start? Love what you did with the embossing folder. The owl is so great. Wonderful fall colors. I checked out the kit and it's really a nice one. Thanks for sharing this with us at Love to Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
    Debi DT LTSCB