Owl be seeing you this Christmas – Card

Hi everyone

I hope you are all well.
This is a scheduled post as I am still on holiday.

Today, I would like to share another Christmas Card idea using the fabulous Alice Palace Jolly Owl stamp from Crafty Individuals.  I wanted to post this card as soon as I could because I think (in my humble opinion) this owl would be great for Halloween cards.  It is really easy to cut out and separate from the main image.


The background was created using diluted distress inks and then additional ink added with the aid of a stencil.
I stamped my main image on to the inky background, coloured the wording and fixed the inks.
*When the fixative was dry I added the white dots to the wording.
I then stamped just the owl, coloured him, cut him out, fixed the inks and attached him using foam pads.
The card was then made up as seen.

*Just to share, if you are adding white dots on top of ink, it can work better if you fix the inks if the inks are not permanent. The ink can mix into and contaminate the white paint,ink or whatever you are using.

Crafty Individuals Stamps used:

Jolly Owl Alice Palace CI  400

Thank you for your lovely comments left on my previous posts.

Flo x


  1. thecobweboriumemporium

    Love the lettering – makes me think of Carnival (or FunFair) Lights.

    ADORE the owl. Aw he’s so much fun and gave me an instant smile, and he seems very wise – he’s certainly giving the card he’s sitting on an accusatory look for infecting everything in measles (spots). lol.
    GREAT card Flo.
    Sunday Squidges ~ Cobs.x

  2. Gerrina

    How do you come up with these stunning backgrounds! This one looks great; lots of colours and still soft; the owl pops up so beautiful! Hugs, Gerrina

  3. Craftyfield

    Very original Christmas card! Indeed dye inks have a tendency to rise up into gesso or pigment inks giving a few surprises to the unwary…


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