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Sunday, 27 October 2013

The Owl Builder Punch---May it always be with us!

From the first day that I was introduced to Stampin' Up! two years ago, the Owl Builder Punch has been part of my life.  You can say that I fell in love when I first saw it and it wouldn't be a lie.  That one punch is so versatile and so much fun to use!  It would be a ghastly mistake if Stampin' Up! chose to retire it.  Fingers crossed that it never happens!

Talking about ghastly, I decided to use the Owl Builder Punch for some of my Hallowe'en cards this year.  With all the available stamps, and I have some nice Hallowe'en ones, I still find myself drawn to "my owl".  This time, however, that theatrical little guy became a vampire bat for my card.


Don't you just love the way the Always Artichoke and the Red Glimmer paper make his eyes so compelling? Cutting the tops off the circles and then adhering them at an angle makes for eyes with an attitude.  Just what my little vampire bat needs!

I have to admit to using a couple of retired products.  The moon, for example, was cut out of retired Pumpkin Pie Brights DSP but has been upgraded to almost current with the Orange glitter that's squiggled all over it.  The embossing folder, too, has been retired but the Spider Web was too much of a temptation for me to ignore, so I've used it.


For the inside of the card I stayed very current.  The cardstock which I've mounted on the base of Basic Black is the new Smoky Slate.  White just seemed a bit too clean and bright for a Halloween card.  The spiders, web, and sentiment are all from the newly released Photopolymer stamp set, Bite Me.  I am loving this set!

Finally, you get to see the front of my card!  As I mentioned, the base cardstock is Basic Black.  The next layer which I emblossed with the Spider Web embossing folder is Always Artichoke.  The little vampire bat is Basic Black (oh, forgot, his wings are cut with the retired bat punch), the moon is Pumpkin Pie with Orange glitter, and the heat embossed "Boo" at the top is Basic Black embossing powder.


I'll be posting more Owl Builder Punch creations.  Stay tuned...

6 comments:

  1. Heidi, I just love your sight. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into writing and creating on it.

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    1. Thanks, Debbie. I'm having fun posting. It's really rewarding to have so many people enjoy my site. :)

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  2. Another great owl card! These guys are like terror-owls! Wow! Actually their eyes made me want a martini, but I was still scared!!! LOL. TFS.

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    1. Hi Penny! Maybe I should offer the owls to the local liquor store. Their sales might go up. ;) Hallowe'en owls have to be scary---if that isn't a rule, it should be.

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  3. Your owls dressed up as bats are cool! I need to get this punch!

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    1. Thanks, Kristie. The punch is one of those "must-haves". There is almost no limit to the number of things you can make using it, including flowers, believe it or not. You won't be sorry if you buy it.

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