Thinking of You | Owl Stamp

Hi there! Jane is here on the blog today with a beautiful ‘thinking of you’ handmade card featuring our fantastic flying night owl stamp on gorgeous distress oxide ink background…

Good Afternoon!

Visible Image have some awesome A7 occasions sentiment and verse sets which are so useful, as the bold top words are a separate stamp from the verse. You can use just the words, verse or both. I use them lots for the cards I sell at Dotty’s Teahouse, they are very popular. These sets cover all occasions from Weddings to Birthdays to Sympathy (there are 6 in total) and today I thought I would pair the Thinking of You set

thinking of you | stamp | verse | sentiment | clear | rubber

with one of my all time favourites the Owl from the Night Owl set. 

flying owl stamp | night | tree branch | clear | rubber

This is what I got up to;

I made a distress oxide background using ‘Squeezed Lemonade’, ‘Mustard Seed’ and ‘Faded Jeans’ (I know that label looks pink but most of my oxide lids are stained and very well loved!).

I blended them onto a piece of white card, added some water and allowed it to drip down before drying.

I cut it down to 5 1/4 X 5 1/4″ and then stamped the sentiment in the top left corner using black Versafine which I then clear embossed. These sets are brilliant as the sentiment is separate from the verse. So if you want to you can break it up, as I did, for this card.

I stamped the verse in the opposite corner at the bottom. It really is a delightful and very unique verse (written by Helen).

I then stamped my owl using black versafine and clear embossed him. I fussy cut him out adding a bit of colour using my Zig watercolour pens. I also repeat stamped the uber useful branch from the owl set using green Versafine Clair ink and put my card together.

Here is is;

flying owl stamp | clear  rubber | thinking of you | handmade card

with a close up

and one final shot

Thanks so much for stopping by today ….and shhh a little heads up that for my next post in 2 weeks time I will be sharing a make with one of the gorgeous NEW! Autumn release sets. Oh my goodness me you are going to LOVE them.. but of course, for now, my lips are sealed ūüėĀ

Back soon,

Take care,

Jane x


What a stunning card! Our owl looks fantastic against the amazing background.  Thank you Jane ♡


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Owl Stamp Handmade Card

Thinking of You | Handmade Card

Hi there! Today’s inspiration comes from our wonderful stempelfrida in Germany! We are thinking of you all, so today’s project is perfect…

In these difficult times we need to find new ways of interacting. The internet is one of the great tools we can use now to interact, share and communicate. We can only send a cyber hug, but so often they already help so much. Friends will interact via messages, sending images and talking on the phone to each other. But of course I do not want to say that still a lot of things will also be needed to be done via real activities. I wish you all the best and send a big thank you to everyone that helps in this very special situation.

thinking of you stamp | tree of life stamp

The background of my card is a gelli plate print. I first applied gold acrylic paint on it and put the square route stencil onto it. I then took a first paper print resulting in this first print, which I used for another project.

I took the stencil off, let it dry well and then added a layer of red acrylic paint to pull the print off.

This is how the second print looked.

On the print I stamped the text and the tree with Versamark and embossed them with a detail black embossing powder. Before doing so I had rubbed my background well with an embossing buddy to make sure I have no powder left where it is not supposed to stick.

I embossed the big text in gold on a black card stock, and the leaves in black on a golden one. I added pale golden Nuvo Drops to the leaves on the tree and some black dots on the background. The single bigger leaves were fussy cut and glued to the card with distance pads.

Square Route Stencil

squares stencil

Stamp pads: Versamark
Embossing powder: HeinDesign Sternenstaub super fein gold; Print Art Detail schwarz
Nuvo Crystal Drops Pale gold, Gloss Ebony black

Wow stempelfrida this is a stunning card. The gold looks gorgeous coming through the red, and your tree looks beautiful. Thank you ♡

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