Baroque Motifs Owl – Tutorial #355


I’m featuring this new Owl stamp from Stampin’ Up’s set “Dark & Dreary”.  This set will be in the up coming Holiday Mini Catalog that will be out September 1, 2010.   So this is really a sneak peek.   This is a great Halloween set, but I like using stamps in an unexpected way, grin.

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Let’s get started. . .


Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Dark & Dreary and Baroque Motifs
Paper: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzelberry and Peach Parfait
Ink: Stampin’ Up Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzelberry, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Stampin’ Up Sponges, White Gel Pen, More Mustard and Crumb Cake Markers, Versamark pad and Marker, Brayer, Clear embossing powder and heat gun, Piercing Tools, 1 3/8″ circle Punch, post it note, Big Shot Machine, Swirley Die Cut

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Stamped the Owl by first loading the stamp with Versamark and then with Basic Black ink before stamping it on a 2.75″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White card stock.


Colored the Owl’s eyes with a More Mustard marker and his neck and head with a Crumb Cake marker.


Colored over the Owl with a Versamark marker, being careful not to go out side of the image.  Heat embossed the Owl using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.



Stamped the Baroque Motifs Flourish by first loading the stamp with Versamark and then Pear Pizzazz ink before stamping it.  Heat embossed the flourish using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.



Punched a 1 3/8″ circle from a post it note to use as the sun mask.


Added the mask to my main image panel and brayered Tangerine Tango ink at the top of the card stock.


Brayered Rich Razzelberry ink at the top of the card stock, not covering the Tangerine Tango ink entirely.


Brayered Elegant Eggplant ink at the top of the card stock, not covering the Rich Razzelberry ink entirely.


Brayered Daffodil Delight ink at the bottom of the card stock.


Removed the Sun mask and Sponged Daffodil Delight ink in the sun area.


Sponged Tangerine Tango ink at the top of the sun.


Sponged just a bit of Rich Razzelberry ink at the very top of the sun.


Using a Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement, stamped the flourish again, just slightly to the left of the original stamped image using Rich Razzelberry ink.  This was done to create a bit of depth in the vine, giving it a shadowed underside.


Sponged Basic Black ink at the bottom of the card stock and added highlights to the top of some of the flourish.


Put together a Basic Black Layer, Peach Parfait layer, ripped Rich Razzelberry Layer and a Ripped Pear Pizzazz Layer.  Sponged Basic Black ink at the bottom of the Ripped Pear Pizzazz layer.


It’s hard to see, but I pierced holes in the Basic Black layer under the main image panel using piercing tools.


Added More Basic Black ink to the bottom of the card front.


Added a Swirley Die cut from Basic Black ink with the Big Shot Die Cutter.


Cut the Swirley die into 2 pieces and adhered them to the card front.


Here is the finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.


Well I am off tomorrow morning (Friday) to Venice, Florida where I will turn 30 ladies into Brayering Masters, OH YEA!

Have a super fun and safe weekend.  Catch ya on Tuesday. 

Until my next post. . . .  . . .



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22 thoughts on “Baroque Motifs Owl – Tutorial #355

  1. What a gorgeous card. Love that big owl.

    I happen to own Barowue motifs and it’s one of my favorite stampsets.
    The new stampset is gorgeous and I also like the fact that it is clear mounted, saves indeed a lot of space in my room.


  2. Colorado

    Oooooh… Ahhhhhh!!! Gorgeous card!! This makes me think about trying a more “elegant” design for my Halloween cards this year. Hmmm… if only it would turn out as lovely as yours… maybe someday. Thank you so much for sharing!!


  3. Fabulous! I have a thing for Owls and we are doing a crop with the theme of Owls next week. Thanks for teaching me at your Venice Workshop. I sure did enjoy our time with you. You make the brayering really make sense and this should be a great tool in my artwork. I have been practicing and doing magic with my brayer. I hope to put it to work every day I can.
    Thanks again for your patience with us brayering want to bees.
    Debi Pippin
    Inverness FL


  4. awesome card, seems like each card you do is better than the last one, the owl looks so real and the rest of the card so art like… love it. but don’t know about the part about turning students into bayer masters… I’m was a student and love the class but.( maybe i need to practice hundreds of more times)


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