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Friday, January 28, 2011

PPA 78 Owls, Ribbon, and Bows - Oh My!

For a long time I resisted investing in ribbon, thinking it made cards too fussy. Obviously, I have changed my mind. Sometimes ribbon just adds that perfect element. I don't usually do the ruffled look, but was casing this beautiful card and decided to give it a try. I love the way things turned out. I changed a couple of things up - adding the bow and the little hearts. The bow is in accordance with this week's PPA 78 challenge. I also used glimmer paper instead of the Baja Breeze chunky glitter. I don't have the glitter and found this glimmer paper at the big box craft store - I think it is a perfect match with Baja Breeze. It still amazes me that when I was first introduced to Baja Breeze I didn't like it at all; my how things have changed - it is now one of my favourite colours. I am not sure how CAS this card is, but there is no real stamping (does the letterpress count?), and it was actually really easy to put together. I used shimmer versamark to ink up the letterpress and then embossed it in clear EP. I am not sure if the picture shows the slight shimmer in the letters, but it is there in real life. TFL. Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Happy Stamping,

Card Recipe:
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Ink:  versamark shimmer, clear EP
Accessories: Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Glimmer paper, 2 step Owl Punch, Bird Punch, Large circle nesties, small heart punch, lots of  love letterpress plate.


  1. Love the silhouette effect of the owls. Beautifully done!

  2. so cute! this will be on my punch inspiration blog post tomorrow. TFS

  3. Wow! What a fantastic card. I a beyond excited to give this on a try. I only hope that my inspired creation will be as beautiful as your original :-) Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent.

  4. I love this card!! It is absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing!
    Heather Pilz

  5. Meg, this is adorable. I've used the owls on a branch, but I LOVE how you have the moon behind them. Congratulation on being picked by the PPA DT.
    Your card is just adorable.

  6. Beautiful! Love the silhouettes and the gathered ribbon and the debossed background!


  7. I love the ribbon detail!! Fantastic. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

  8. Your card using that owl punch is adorable. I have the punch and you've given me a great idea! Thank you for posting.

  9. WOW! what a great way to use the owl punch.

  10. Congrats on your PPA Pick! This card was absolutely stunning!

  11. Great case. Congrats on the win!


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