Sunday, October 3, 2010

New Beginnings

This card was spurred into motion by a variety of inspirations. I wanted to make one for my sister, who is leaving for college tomorrow. I'm hoping the mail system can get this to her within a few days. She will be in a much much larger city than she is used to, and grew up a country gal. I'm sure encouragement will be needed in her new venture. As far as the card itself, the sketch is from Papertake Weekly Challenge (see sketch below) the adorable grumpy owl is provided by Making Our Mark. I also tried a few things that are new, the biggest paper (with the owls) was made by using the digi stamp multiple times and I also used a wicker chair to create some texture. Crafty Creations wanted us to use an owl this week, so I did! And what a cutie he is, despite his grumpy nature :) --sorry about the underlining, it won't undo for anything.
Pixie Dust wanted swirly swirls. It is had to see that both the creme and brown papers have elements of swirls in them. I also added a couple of glitter swirls on the owl paper and outlined the dots on the creme.
Pink Piggy
says anything goes this week, so I'm submitting this card for it!

Stamp Something wanted a Celebration Card. This card is celebrating a new and what will be a somewhat stressful time for my sister.
One Stop Craft Challenge calls for Congrats. This is a congrats card as well, as she is moving on with her life -but if they don't read my spiel above, they won't understand why I posted this card as such :)


  1. Wow... great backgroundpaper!! Your card is so cute and so beautiful!!
    Lovely to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia
    (guest designer)

  2. Your owl card is FANTASTIC! Thanks for sharing it with us, we love to see what people make with our digis!

  3. Great take on our challenge at Crafty Creations this week. Hugs, Jeanet

  4. Fabulous card I so love the image and your design thank you for sharing this with us at OSCC this week.
    Lorraine x

  5. super fun! love that the owl is on the background paper too.

    sounds like you make a killing at michaels. i live in that store - lol.

    hugs :)

  6. This is a really fun card. I am sure your sister will love it to pieces, and it will be a piece of home for her in a new environment.

    Thanks for joining OSCC this week.

  7. he is a really sweet owl! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly!

  8. Great card Brandi! Love how you printed the owl on the pattern paper...NICE!!

  9. fabulous card :-) the image is adorable and the papers and colours you used are perfect :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Stamp Something and PTW Challenges :-)
    Lols x x x

  10. What a cute fun card, Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC. Hugs Shelley xx