HSS All Stitched Up Challenge #80

Yesterday I sent my oldest off to first grade. The first day was a HUGE success. The things he was most excited about? He gets his own desk (no sharing a table)  and he has his own dictionary. Gotta love that kid!

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we are in stitches... faux or actual stitches that is. I went with my favorite- faux stitching. I used the set Warmest of Wishes which is a hostess set in the upcoming holiday mini catalog. Best of all, I got it for FREE! That's right FREE, at convention. It is an adorable set. That's just one of the perks to joining SU!

I started with a Crumb Cake base, added designer paper from the In-Color Patterns Series Paper Stack in Peach Parfait. I used the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker with the paper piercing tool and mat pack to apply the stitching. The Scallop Circle punch was used with black DSP and dots were added with a white gel pen. Old Olive striped grosgrain ribbon was added for a bold accent.

Isn't this guy adorable? I stamped him in Soft Suede and then stamped him onto Pumpkin Pie card stock. One of the NEW products we have in the  Holiday Mini Catalog is Dazzling Details, similar to a glitter glue. I added it to the mask and treat bag of the owl, but didn't get the best angle. It REALLY sparkles in person.  

The final touch was to add this sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Elegant Eggplant on Whisper White. I punched it with the Word Window punch and added Basic Rhinestones for some bling. Stop by this week and join us for some stitches and fun at HSS. 

Paper: Crumb Cake {120953}, 2010-2012 In-Color Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack {117158}, Pumpkin Pie {105117}, Whisper White {100730}
Stamps: Warmest of Wishes {122670-wood;122672-clear-AVAILABLE September 1}, Teeny Tiny Wishes {115370}
Ink: Soft Suede {115657}, Elegant Eggplant {105210}, Stampin' Write Markers {119806}
Tools: Mat Pack {105826}, Paper Piercing Tool {116631}, Word Window Punch {119857}, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch {119854}
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones {119246}, 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Old Olive{retired, but Wild Wasabi would work:)}, uni-ball Signo Gel Pen {105021}, Dazzling Details {124117-Available September 1}


Anne Marie said...

Shannon, that little masked owl makes me smile! I just love the glittered accent you added to his mask, too! Great touch! The color combo is so fun and that ribbon packs a punch, for sure. Love it!! :)

Sherry said...

Shannon, What a super cute little guy you have on this card. He just makes me giggle! The stitching just sets him off perfectly.

stampinbygenny said...

I love the owl! Now I have to have him. I love the DSP you used. They're perfect fall/Halloween colors as well as the stitched border and that little touch of bling on the sentiment.

Joan said...

This is such a cute card - Little Owl all ready for Trick-or-Treating. Love how you added that Dazzling Details - I've only used it once so far - and I love your ribbon treatment too.

Wow, one thing about being in the States - you go back to school "early", but then you're done before the end of June too. I remember when I lived near Chicago, coming back to Canada for a holiday in June and my step-sister was still in school - Ha Ha.
Anyway - glad your little guy had a great first day. I head back next Monday and we have kids on Wednesday.

inkedx2 said...

Love your card! That owl is so cute. Great Halloween card for anyone.!


Crafty Cre8tions said...

What an adorable owl!! So glad I joined the challenge this week!
Thanks for your visit to my blog :)

Erin Gonzales said...

I can't wait to break my little man out! He looks like a cat burgler to me, hehehe sneaky little fellow! Adorable card and you know how I LOVE glitter!!!