The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Guess Who is 12?

I suddenly realized one morning earlier this week that our niece turns 12 next week, and I didn't have a card ready!! It was time to get moving. I decided that this cute owl from Unity would be just the thing for that in-between age. It is part of a sweet set, called Total Cuteness, that I won as blog candy on one of the Unity DT members' blogs recently.

I incorporated these challenges into this card:
  • Splitcoast sketch challenge SC302,
  • Color Throwdown 114:
  • City Crafter Challenge: Week 26, Take Flight (anything with wings. I think my owl qualifies!)
  • Tuesday Throwdown: three elements (I used a row of three rhinestones.)
  • Papertake Weekly: 3 of a Kind (I used a row of three rhinestones.)
  • Simon Says: Easy No Cook Recipe Challenge--three types of embellishments (I used rhinestones, baker's twine, and buttons), two patterned papers, and one image.
  • Crafty Creations: Show a Number (that's easy--it's in my "Guess Who is 12?" sentiment!)
This was a fun card to make, especially with all of the stitching. I hope it comes across as funky cool, the kind of thing a 12-year-old would like!!

Thanks for dropping by. Happy Saturday!!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Unity Total Cuteness (owl), Mark's Finest Papers Owl Be Here (sentiment)
Paper: SU chocolate chip CS, SU so saffron DP, DCWV Indian Summer Stack DP
Ink: Palette burnt umber, SU certainly celery
Accessories: SU large oval punch, SU scallop oval punch, MS topiary border punch, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, paper blending stumps, sewing maching, baker's twine, dimensionals, rhinestones, buttons from my stash
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, paper piecing, machine stitching


Kristy Smith said...

Emily, this card is beautiful! I really REALLy love the stitching, your awesome use of Baker's Twine, and the owl is just too cute! Your niece is going to LOVE this card! =)

Crafty Math Chick said...

Very pretty Emily. I am sure your niece will love it. like that color combo.

Lynn McAuley said...

Super fun tween birthday card, Emily! I love that well-dressed owl!! Sensational papers!!

mfc.melissamade2 said...

OH this is so adorable! Love the owl and the sentiment. I really like the twine and button too! Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations this week!

Marisa said...

Kids grow up soooo quickly!! This is darling and I'm sure she will love getting it from her auntie :)

Mona Pendleton said...

What a darling card Emily! That owl is adorable - just want to pinch his cheeks :) I am sure your niece will cherish this card!

Lisa said...

Awh, this is adorable!! I love the cute little owl :)
Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week.

cnelson said...

so adorable! love that owl! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card - your niece will be thrilled with it! I love the stitching and the twine, especially the way you've wrapped it round the bottom of the image panel.

Mandy said...

Emily this is gorgeous, your niece will be thrilled with this card it's super cute and your stitching looks fabulous.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our recipe challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very cool, cute image, and wonderful stitching, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Anita said...

Oh, this card is so cute. I love the colors and I'm sure your niece loved it too.

Ros said...

What a cute card! ... thanks for joining us at CCCB

Sharon said...

Cute card, love the sweet little owl.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
Sharon x

Benzi said...

Your paper pieced owl is cute as it gets. Bet your niece did think it was 'funky cool'. I do!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Aw, how cute! You sure know how to whip up a good-looking card fast! Hope your niece likes it. You put lots of detail in there!