Sunday, December 3, 2017

MFT December Release Countdown--Day 2

It's two more days until My Favorite Things December Release!
Are your wish lists growing longer every day?

Today I'm sharing a card using the adorable Friendly Forest stamp set.
I love the whimsical critters and chose the owl for my project.

I used Distress Oxide inks on all of the owls and stamped them on watercolor
card stock. Distress Oxide inks can ink up your stamp in a "splotchy" manner
and I found a quick remedy for a smooth look--sponge daubers!

After inking up the image, use an ink dauber and pick up the same ink, then tap
the surface of the stamp to smooth out the splotches. It works really well, especially
on "juicy" inkpads and on other types of inkpads, too.

The panel was trimmed with a stitched rectangle die, then adhered to a Kraft
card base. The sentiment was stamped on a kraft strip and adhered to the card.
As a final touch, I dotted the owls' eyeballs with black Nuvo Drops.

Visit today's countdown post at My Favorite Things for more inspiration and
peeks at the December release. While you're there, don't forget to leave a comment
for a chance to win a $75 prize!


  1. Oh, this is such a cute card, Donna! I love how you stamped the adorable owls in all those fun colors! Looks great with a Kraft banner and card base, too! Thanks for the tip about sponge daubers :)

  2. This is so fun and cute, Donna! The colorful owls are adoooorable! The Crystal Drop eyes almost look like googly eyes. Thanks so much for the tip about how to avoid splotchy inking. It'll be very helpful! Hideko

  3. Very cute and fun card!Great use of the stamp :) tfs