Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Alcoholic Owl Birthday Card

 Welcome

Now I have your attention with that title...

The alcohol is on the background of the card in the form of Alcohol Inks!


I was so pleased with this panel that I did not want to cut it up, or cover it up more than the bare minimum... (slight dose of pride here!!)


So I made a removable bookmark to go on the front of the card, with the sentiment  ( a magazine freebie) white embossed on the hand cut double fishtail banner that holds the bookmark in place.


The bookmark was cut using a tag die by Paper Rose, an Australian company.

The owl on the bookmark is from Unity, a Jillibean Itty Bitty stamp set called Have a Hoot, which appears to have been retired.


He was stamped on kraft card, white embossed and coloured with Polychromo Pencils, and mounted over a snippet of green patterned paper I had on my desk.


I used an irRESISTable Pico embellisher to give dimension and added colour to the eyes and the dots on the hat. 






27 comments:

Sylvia said...

Really beautiful background,Maxime.Love the cute owl on the bookmark.Enjoy your day.

Gr,Sylvia.

MariLynn said...

Love how the background turned out. I totally can relate to not wanting to cover it up. Love the use if the removable bookmark.

jimlynn said...

LOL!! LOVE THIS!!! That little owl with his fun eyes really does look like he's been sipping the suds. LOL! Pretty and cute card all rolled into one. Love the alcohol ink backing too.
Lynn

JD/ Jill said...

Cute and clever card! So very nicely done!

Ellibelle said...

What a fun and multi-functional card Maxine! I really need to try an alcohol ink background, it looks amazing.
So nice to see you this week at my Papercrafters' Linky Party!
Ellie
"Ellibelle's Creative Moments"

Mac Mable said...

I can see why you wouldn't want to cover up that beautiful and unique background. Fun idea to use the irremovable bookmark x

froebelsternchen said...

Wow - what a fantastic birthday card! Great with the AAI's --
Just fantastic - And so elegant with the embossing!
Hugs, Susi

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely post today.x💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Dawn Turley said...

Certainly you got my attention with your post header.... great idea to make the bookmark so as not to cover too much that beautiful background.

Wendy said...

Clever!! I agree, your background is amazing!! Nice job :) I also really like your owl - good idea using white embossing on craft! Have a great week & thanks for showing off your stuff at the PIP Challenge Blog !!!

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, I certainly got a giggle about your posts heading, a beautiful inky background, love the owl with his checked tummy. I'm here with my DT hat on, thank you for coming along to play with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends... good luck in the prize draw.... Megan DT LPoCF

MaryH said...

The pride in the wonderful background is certainly justified! It's a pretty shade, and looks so nice with the kraft bookmark base. That little owl is adorable, and I loved your post title. Now, that was quite catchy, indeed! Also appreciated the time change at Stonehenge! Hope you are doing well...I think I'm getting my comments again, (hopefully!) so TFS & Happy Easter. He is Risen. Hugs

Mia said...

Gorgeous card, Maxine! And a stunning background! Kisses, my friend.

Lovely Linda said...

You had me wondering at the title Maxine LOL! Love those Alcohol Inks - so very effective and th owl works beautifully with the background - well done! xo

Di said...

What a fabulous background Maxine - and you're right to be proud of it! I just received some Yupo paper here but the postman hasn't arrived with the alcohol inks I finally ordered for the very first time! Isn't that the way - here I am all poised to play and good old UK Royal Mail takes its time! And of course there's no delivery tomorrow (Good Friday), Saturday may well be unlikely and then they're not working on Sunday and Monday - grump, grump!

I do love the owl - and the colouring on kraft worked a treat - maybe I'll try that instead :)

Hugs

Di xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, I love the background! And what a cute owl!!! Awesome card!

Fran said...

Maxine you did an awesome job on the background. It is so striking. I love how you used the tag with the Owl. Such a cute birthday card.
Hugs, Fran

Carla Brooke said...

Cool card, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

creationsnz said...

Bravo - stunning background and card! Smart thinking to do a removable bookmark so the colours will shine. CarolG

stampingbowd said...

Wow! Stunning background. Your owl and sentiment are such fun! Beautifully done!

Brittany M. said...

The removable bookmark is such a great idea! I love that you embossed white on craft paper too - such a lovely base to color in.
Thanks for joining us Paper Girls in our embossing challenge!

Danni said...

Very nice! Thank you for playing along with the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge!

Darnell said...

Nice to know my inks aren't the only ones that have an alcoholism problem, Maxine! Maybe we can start a support group! You have every right to be very proud of that beautiful panel! I can see why you wouldn't want to cover it too much or cut it up! You made the perfect choice with your alcoholic partying hoot owl!! Hugs, Darnell

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah well done, Maxine a great alcoholic panel there in tlovley lime greens like Jennifer McGurie she uses the straw b,owing etc extras so skilfully to add interest too... love the owly addition too a clever method!
Thanks for sharing and for popping over too!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Marilyn said...

Love, love, love this background! It's bold and grabs your attention. Beautifully designed Maxine... it's perfect the way the subtle owl on the kraft doesn't compete with the background but rather it enhances it. Perfection!

Monika Reeck said...

The background look wooow
I never buy any alcohol Inks and you made it so beauty
I love the cute owl too Maxine
what a cute Book Mark on a Card
hugs
Monika

Neet said...

Lovely blend of AI colours, no wonder you didn't want to cover them up.
What a truly inspired idea this was - a removable bookmark - and what a great sentiment. Love it!
God Bless
Neet xx