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Hello, fellow crafters and happy Tuesday!! I hope your week is going well!! It sure seems like Monday to me!! We took a long weekend and went to the lake to celebrate Father’s Day with my hubby, dad, mom, two brothers, sister-in-law and niece so it sure feels like Monday to me!!

I’m sure you’ve seen the tons of inspiration using the Lovely Layers: Owl Honey Cuts by now, but I hadn’t had a chance to use them yet!! I love the depth that the dies create on the die-cuts…so much texture!! I left my paper in the dies after they were die-cut and ran them through my die-cut machine with an embossing mat to create an even deeper impression!!

I started by die-cutting the layers of the owl and the branch with the Lovely Layers: Owl Honey Cuts from white cardstock, then ran them back through the die-cut machine with the embossing mat. I added color and dimension with Distress Oxide Inks. I added Antique Linen with a blending brush, then applied Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Hickory Smoke and Black Soot using my fingers. All of the layers were adhered together with Bee Creative Glue. I used a yellow gel pen, black glaze pen and white gel pen for the eyes and drew in the beak with a black Copic multi-liner, then set him aside to work on the background.

The Lovely Layers: Trees Honey Cuts were die-cut from green and brown patterned paper in the Adventure Awaits Paper Pad. I blended a bit of Black Soot Distress Oxide onto the bottom layer to darken them and create more dimension once they were glued together. The background panel was die-cut from another patterned paper in the Adventure Awaits Paper Pad using the largest Sweet Stacks: Rectangle Die. I figured out the placement of my die-cuts then stamped the sentiment from the To The Wise One Stamp Set directly onto the background panel with Intense Black Ink. All of the die-cuts were arranged and adhered with Bee Creative Glue.

The bottom sentiment, also from the To The Wise One Stamp Set, was stamped with Bee Creative Embossing Ink onto the same brown patterned paper that the trees were cut from and heat embossed with white embossing powder. It was die-cut with the Coordinating Die and popped up along the bottom of the card with foam adhesive.

I just love all the detail in that owl!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Have a wonderful week and I’ll see you next Tuesday!!


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