Friday, September 21, 2012

Owl Punch Cards for Halloween

I've been feeling so Halloweeny! I've been making Halloween projects all week. Yesterday was the awesome Control Freaks Autumn and Halloween Blog Hop, and earlier this week my scrapbook class made Halloween pages. Plus, I'm just about finished getting my Halloween decorations up in my house. I'm all ready to pick pumpkins and go trick or treating!

I have a new card to share with you today that uses the Owl Builder Punch. I thought I'd also give an encore appearance to two other Halloween cards I made last year using the same punch. I just love the owls, they are so versatile!

Today's card was cased from a project made by my awesome and talented fellow demonstrator Lynda. Her project was made using the Fancy Favor Die, but with a couple of adjustments I turned it into a card.

I knew I wanted my Owl-Bat to be silhouetted by the moon. I looked for a cooperating sketch, and the Freshly Made Sketches layout for this week was just the ticket. Love-love-love it! So perfect!

I have to say, every time I make a project using the Owl Builder Punch, I just smile through the entire process. I can't explain why, it just makes me happy! This card was no exception. I loved turning the owl into a bat simply by hanging him upside down off a branch, adding some wings with the Large Oval Punch, and sponging the edges of the Basic Black Card Stock with some Whisper White Craft Ink. His toothy smile was drawn free-hand using a White Gel Pen. Easy! Fun!

I'm going to give you the supply list for the Owl-Bat Card first. Then, if you like, you can scroll down to see the links for the original posts for the other two Owl Punch cards.
Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Tiny Tags
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Lucky Limeade, So Saffron
Designer Series Paper: Howlstooth and Scaringbone, Brights Stack
Ink Pads: Basic Black, So Saffron, Whisper White Craft
Markers: White Gel Pen
Tools: Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlit, 2 1/2" Circle, Owl Builder, Large Oval, 1 1/4" Circle Punches
Accessories: Brights Buttons, White Baker's Twine

Click here to see the post for the Boo! Owl Card

Click here to see the post for the Pumpkin Owl Card

Thanks for stopping by!



LeAnne said...

These are SO cute....I would never have the creative mind to turn an owl into a bat, so thanks for sharing this idea!

Rose Ann Marr said...

That little bat is so cute, who knew you could make an bat out of an owl. Great cards. Thanks for sharing

Jen Timko said...

That bat is so, so clever! You are right...this sketch is perfect for him and I love what you have done with it! So glad to see you this week at FMS!

Jen Mitchell said...

What fun Halloween cards! I've never seen so many cute owls in such different poses! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Sannes said...

Oh my goodness! That little upside down bat is so, SO cute! I feel a CASE coming on... :) Thanks for playing along with this week's sketch!

Chris Dring said...

These cards are fabulous! Oh so clever!

Andrea W said...

Really cute cards! I love the owl punch and it's adorable as a bat.

Rita W said...

Such fun cards! I just love that punch too. :) The Halloween bat is fabulous! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Unknown said...

You get my vote for Freshly Made FMS51 for the cute owl-bat.

Jeannie said...

Love these cards!!