Sunday, August 12, 2012

Owl Card

Submitted to
1.  Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #30 - Popped Up
2.  Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday Challenge - Use Your Bling

So, I've been wanting the Peachy Keen face stamps forever and ever.  I love that you can add a face to an inanimate object - so cute.  I finally got them, and decided to use them first on this adorable little owl made from punches I found on Pinterest (ok, I realize an owl isn't time, I'll do that!)

I used Echo Park For the Record paper - and some black, beige and white cardstock.  Also, stickles to make the cap and baker's twine for the tassel....and added the pearls for bling :)

Here's the card:

The matting that the owl is sitting on it popped as is the owl's face and his hat - so that's like tripped popped!  The face is pretty light.  When I tried to get the stamp "good and inked" - the image got pretty blurry or there a big blob of ink.  It seems that the image is only "poked up" a little....  I don't know all the technical terms.  Any tricks and tips to using these stamps would be appreciated!  I still like the way he turned out!

 Craftily yours,

Karen (karey2005)


  1. Very sweet owl. My favorite inks to use are Archival ink by Ranger.

    1. I use my black ink a lot and love it. All the other stamps I have come out fine. Is there a trick to using the peachy keen stamps?

    2. Karey, I haven't had any problems with getting a good image with my PKS stamps. I usually use momento or stampin up. The new stampin up ink pads are PERFECT for clear stamps. I highly recommend! As for technique, try "twisting" your stamp a little when you press it down on the pad. That will sometimes yield a darker image.

  2. Hi Karen thanks so much for joining the challenge at lsp this week. Your card is really cute. Great use of your pk stamp. Love the graduation cap and the tassle! Karen

  3. Fabulous job!! Love that you used punches and always love using stickles!! Thanks for joining the "Use your Bling" Challenge at Little Scrap Pieces

  4. Really cute card!! Love the tassels.
    Thanks For Playing with us @ PKS!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

  5. What a cutie graduate owl. I really love the Ranger Archival black ink or the Versafine black ink. Thanks for joining the Peachy Keen Challenge this week. Hugs- Glora