Owl Always Need You

to keep me right sde up!


1/4/20242 min read

Would you like to experiment with a design like this? You'll find a supply list below, including a link to the stencil I used from A Colorful Life Designs. Follow the link and use discount code ChrisFan10 to save 10% on your entire order! (Master Creator Bundles are excluded as they already have a 20% discount built in.)

This card was edited after it was first posted online: I was making cards to donate to the Gift Shop in our local hospital, and decided that the small rectangular THANK YOU would be added, and the card included in the donation.

Let’s get started:

Card Base: 5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.25

Black Border: 5.5 x 4.25 ***

Card Face:5.5 x 4

*** See Cheating on Layers and Borders under Stretch your Pennies in the header

Card Face:

  • I secured the stencil to the card face using Mint Tape, and then applied black ink over the exposed areas, building up intensity until I was satisfied.

  • I put the card face into my stamp positioner and stamped the owls with Memento black ink, allowing the branch to extend into a space provided by the stencil.

  • I coloured the owls with alcohol markers.

  • I created a “puddle” of soft brown metallic watercolour: I used this to spatter the card face and I also dragged the edges of the card face through the puddle.


I glued the black layer to the card base, and the card face on top of this, centering horizontally.

Final Thoughts

This is a fun, whimsical card that will bring a smile to a friend.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

I have listed which products I have used, and where they may be purchased. It's a huge marketplace and in most instances, there are multiple sources and many alternatives to choose from.

Stencil: Without You, A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps: Quirky, Fun Owls, Your Next Stamp

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up!

Memento Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Alcohol Markers:

Stampin’ Blends: Stampin’ Up!

Copics: Wallacks

Mint Tape:Scrapbook.com

Stamp Positioner: Misti, Spellbinders

Metallic Watercolour: Aoutle, Amazon

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Black Cardstock for layering: Dollarama

Card Base & Card Face: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

Handmade cards with a delicious dash of Whimsy