Friday, July 3, 2009

Oh Say Can You See...

Happy Independence Day, and welcome to the Oh Say Can You See 4th of July Blog Hop sponsored by SNR Card Universe! If you came from Cindy Burgess's blog (Mrs. B's Craft Room), then you are following along in perfect order. If you just happened upon this post, then you may want to go back to SNR Card Universe, which is where this all began, and follow the links. The card I'm sharing with you on this fabulous holiday was made with the Owl Celebrations stamp set from Sweet -n Sassy Stamps, and I combined it with the Celebrate America digital stamp, also from Sweet -n Sassy. The look on this little cutie's face makes me smile. It's almost a surprised look, and with those fireworks under her feet, I'm thinking she might even look a little worried! I say this is a girl owl, because of her gorgeous eyelashes, but whoooooo knows!! I've seen some fellas with some pretty gorgeous eyelashes too.
Here's a closer look at the details on the card. I actually went outside and broke a twig off the oak tree to give Miss Owl a branch to sit on. The leaves are punched from Kiwi Kiss and Always Artichoke card stock with a Martha Stewart leaf punch, and attached with Crystal Effects. As I said in a previous post, I really like the look of this EK Success paper with the more muted version of our traditional patriotic colors. I guess it's more of a vintage look, which is a look that I LOVE!
Supply List
Paper: Bordering Blue, EK Success DP, Bravo Burgundy, Canson Watercolor Paper
Ink: Black Stazon, Various SU inks for watercoloring,
Stamps: Owl Celebrations, Celebrate America Digi (Both from Sweet -n Sassy Stamps)
Accessories: Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2 way glue pen, MS Leaf Punch, Sticky Strip, Aquapainter, Blender Pen, White Gel Pen, Oak Twig, Crystal Effects

Thank you so much for hopping by today! I'm thrilled you could join the fun! Please feel free to look around my blog, and if you like what you see, I'd love to have you join me my creative journey by becoming a follower. Your comments are always welcomed and appreciated. The next stop you'll make on this happy hop will be the very talented Holly Young's blog, Hog Wild About Stamping. It is my hope that you have found some inspiration here, and I wish you a safe and happy 4th of July, filled with the people and things that YOU love!

Love Ya!

60 comments:

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh, Lorie, this is just wonderful! I love the patriotic theme with the owl... you put everything together just perfectly... right down to the branch!

I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July.

Lisa

Sandy said...

Oh my STARS!!!! This is incredibly adorable and I love how you mixed the Celebrate America digi with Olivia. Very clever and very stunning card!

Lauri said...

Another beautiful card from Lorie! Love your attention to detail!! great vintage look, too!

Connie said...

This is beautiful!!! I love the vintage feel of it and the details with the branch and leaves. Great job!

Holly said...

Oh I love this! I especially like how you did the ribbon. It's cool how the whole thing has an old fashioned feel to it!

Sassy Scrapin' said...

This is a gorgeous card! Did you print on your paper? It is just STUNNING!

Ceal said...

This is Beautiful! I love the antique look

Viv said...

The olde worlde look is just stunning Lorie!!...just like everything you create! '0)
Viv xx
Happy 4th of July!!!

Nancy said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!
I can't take my eyes off of this card. It's Jaw Dropping GORGEOUS!!!

You always make stunning cards, but this is one that should really be framed and hung on a wall!!!

Chrissy D said...

I agree with Sandy! WOW Lorie! Great card!!!

Leah said...

Such a great card!! Love it:)

FireCracker082 said...

I love the way you colored this! gorgeous-happy 4th to you!

runningonink said...

WOWZERS this is stunning! Have a wonderful 4th of July!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome!!!! TFS and Happy 4th!!

Jaspere said...

Wow this is so creative and fun. Traditional and classic. Super cute.

Stacey Schafer said...

super cute!

Tami B. said...

Wow! I love the attention to detail in your work. The way you threaded the ribbon and the branch with leaves just knocked me out. Fabulous work. Happy 4th.

Joyce said...

What a fun card. Love the none traditional colors.

Anne House said...

what a cute card!!

Sonia Kertznus said...

Hello my friend! It is always great to stop here to see all your wonderful designs...HUGS...SK :)

MrsETaylor said...

Lorie, Your blog and projects are really wonderful. I've gotta start following you to see what you do next. Thanks for sharing.

Colleen said...

That is just so adorable. Love the layors.

Norwayscrapper said...

A beautyful card!

Stampin_melissa said...

Gorgeous card! Love how you put the firecrackers beneath the owl, you're right about the look on 'her' face! Happy 4th!

The Wired Angel said...

Love your card... thanks for sharing your creativity and participating in the blog hop. It's been great to see everyone's work. Enjoy your holiday.

Helen Dooley said...

Really an adorable card!

InkHearts said...

Lorie! Wow! Your coloring is just amazing! I would never thought to combine these two but it looks fantastic! YOU ROCK!!!!!

Blessings!

Jennifer E. said...

That owl is so cute! I love the vintage look of this 4th of July card too! Great job! Happy 4th of July!

karen In Houston said...

What a cute card, I love that owl sitting on those fireworks, very creative.........
Happy 4th of July....

Diana said...

I like the way you worked that twig into this great card.
Diana

Cr8ive ME said...

adorable card.

Happy 4th of July!

Karolyn Loncon said...

Wow!! This is amazing!! You're coloring just blows my socks off, and the whole project is so unique and clever!! Love the softer, more woodsy red white and blue color scheme. Brilliant! I have blog candy on my blog and would love for you to hop on over and enter to win it!

Cheryl said...

OMGoodness, if this isn't the cutest card!! Happy 4th!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Hey Lorie: thanks so much for your fun comment on my blog and girl, your cards are awesome! so awesome, they've convinced me to become a follower.... so happy to meet you.

hugs,

The Digi Shack said...

This is stunning! WOW! You are a very talented lady. I will definintely be bookmarking your site! Thank you for sharing this with us.

Suz said...

Such a cute card - great details

Hope you are having a good holiday
sorry you missed the blog hop

msfreida said...

How creative you are! This is absolutely adorable! Love all the detail! :)

Happy 4th
Freida

Helen Onulak said...

What an adorable card! Love the owl!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Awesome work; fabulous detailing!

Ladydoc said...

Happy 4th

Jean said...

I love owls and just adore your card - everything about it!

Beth said...

Lorie this is just to adorable and that owl image cute cute cute
Happy 4th

June Houck said...

Your card is stunning. Well done!

Susan said...

Oh Lorie, this card is wonderful! From the leafy branch to adorable owl to vintage DP...Another gorgeous creation! {hug}

Chelsea said...

gorgeous! I love all of the details!

Cathy said...

Lorie, I love that you always create beautiful cards, with beautiful coloring, and create your own beautiful color palette along the way. Absolutely gorgeous, as usual.

Carole RB said...

Your card is beatiful. Happy 4th of july

Carolyn Mcavoy said...

Beautiful card...

suzann said...

Your card is the most awesome card! I just love all the details and that branch is a perfect touch!!

KanataNewf said...

A beautiful card!

GinniG said...

Super cute card!!!

Becky said...

This is so awesome,, love the design of this card.

jennifer said...

Hi Lorie :) You're card is awesome! I can't get over your gorgeous coloring and all of the great details on this card! Hope you're having a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

photographer said...

stunning! i love the muted colors and the oh-so-cute owl!
radona

Paper Patti said...

WoW! What an awsome card! TFS!!

Maureen said...

I absolutely love this card! I will have to blog stalk you now!

Chrissy's Creations said...

Adorable!

karen said...

AWWW.. I love love love this card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Catherine said...

Hilarious idea, and amazingly gorgeous, totally stupendous execution! (no pun intended, poor Lady Owl! LOL!) The coloring on this is beyond words!

Michelle said...

ooo - I love it! I cannot believe that I almost missed this!!!!!

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