Sunday, October 4, 2020

PP511 Fall Owl

Hi stampers!  It's Sunday and Claire is our Paper Players hostess with this fun challenge:


Aren't those critters cute?  That snowy owl reminded me that I had gotten some book plates at a yard sale a long time ago:

Isn't that a great graphic?  I thought they would make great Halloween cards, but obviously I didn't want to have that blank portion on my card, so this is the way I "fixed" it:

I started with a Very Vanilla cardbase and added an Old Olive mat that was stamped with some spooky eyes and embossed with a Subtle embossing folder.  I added a sentiment in Soft Suede, sponged with Sahara Sand, to cover up the blank for the name:

I added some gold glimmer stars and a spooky moon punched with a circle punch:

And a final star on the inside:

This was actually my second card; here's the first card I made, on a Soft Suede base embossed with the Woodland EF and stamped sentiment in Early Espresso:

Now....what little fall creature will inspire you to create something?  Check out what the Design Team used for their cards this week at the Paper Players blog and be sure to share yours with us too! Thanks for popping in today-- enjoy your day and be blessed!

Here's a little disappearing creature!  Now you see her:

And now you don't!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Halloween (Newton's Nook), Halloween 1 (Graphic 45), Vintage Halloween (Crafty Secrets), Misc "Spooky"
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Gold Glimmer (ret), Book Plate
 Ink Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Subtles EF, Woodland EF, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Verve Star Die (ret)


Claire (Mrs H) said...

Love the way you have made the card spooky.
Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, this is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!! So creative and fun! I love the OO stamped with the spooky eyes and owl book plate is awesome. Great way to recycle, too! The sparkly moon and star add so much dimension!!! This is just an amazing card, My Friend! Thanks for rocking my challenge!!!!!! Have a great week!

Bonnie said...

These bookplates are perfect for Halloween cards!

I Card Everyone said...

It's not often one can find a beautiful AND spooky card... you've managed it twice!
Beautiful bookplates for your jumping-off point!

Kampin' Karen said...

How creative! I haven't seen book plates in ages. I might have some in my cupboard with all my Bible studies over the past 40 years. Guess it's time to clean out some paper work so I can find them. Congrats on being a Top Cup at Sunday Stamps.

laurie said...

SPOOKY!!! I love that image too. So creative!


Oh, I loved bookplates, when they were a "thing". What a beautiful find, and lovely way to repurpose them, LeAnne.

Lisa Elton said...

You find some of the best stuff at yard sales! Wow LeAnne, these are marvelous!

Linda Callahan said...

These are wonderful for Halloween! So original!

Stef Perry said...

That magnificent owl is amazing LeAnne, and how brilliant to repurpose her for a card! Both card versions are wonderful but I really like the one with the green base and ink sponged sentiment, plus the sparkly moon and star!

Ida said...

What a great idea to use the bookplate for a card. The graphic is pretty cool and I love the way you altered it to cover up the book plate part. Great sentiment and the moon/stars are a fun edition.

Ann Schach said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! What a great re-purposing of the book plate stamp! Such a great image for spooky, Halloween cards. The glitter moon and stars are perfect accents.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Whooo loves this card? I do, I do! What a cool find at the yard sale. I remember having really fun book plates when I was younger and I was always so excited to add my name when I got a new book. I just love how you turned these into cards. The little pop of sparkle is the perfect touch.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

What a clever way to use your bookplate LeAnne - and it makes the perfect starting point for a Halloween card! I love that spooky owl!

Jaydee said...

LeAnne, you have the most amazing ability to take something vintage and give it a fresh and modern spin. Your owl is just perfect and I love the background stamping. Fabulous!