Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Owl Always Love You - a flip card

Hi dear friends,

This is a card based very closely on an owl flip card by Darlene DeVries. Her video on this card is here:

Owl Flip Card

Her card is so incredibly cute that I watched the video about 50 times? yes, maybe so. It was hard for me to make mostly because I can't learn fast so that's why I watched the video so many times (plus the fear factor of trying a little more advanced card had me in its grips).

The challenge at StampTV this week is to make a creation with a 'hole' in it. Ok, mine definitely has a hole in it. It has four parts: the front when it's closed, the inside left of just the owl before flipping, the inside owl after flipping and showing the little girl owl, and finally, the far right/sentiment side. Here are the pictures --

The closed card:

Front flap folded 1/2 open (before the flip takes place) owl 'without' a heart:

The left inside 'flipped' (shows owl with a 'heart') and girl own on swing:

The far right or sentiment side:

And the entire card, 11" wide:

Each time you close the card, the boy owl flips back to the non-heart side of him, the girl owl and the branch/swing folds, and it looks like an aperture card. Slowly pull the card open and all the fun takes place, truly kinetic!!!!

Thank you so much for coming over and taking a look!!!!

Stamp Sets: Sun-Kissed Autumn, Country Roads from Gina K. Designs; JustRite Leafy Background; Rubber Stampede Crackle background

Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 16; Martha Stewart butterfly and leafy branch punches; EK Success tag punch; Fiskars tiny heart punch; Stampin' Up slot punch; Cropadile Punch with gold eyelet

The card base is by GKD Pure Luxury White 80# (I would use 120# next time). Inks are Tim Holtz distress and Memento chalks and dyes. White gel pen, Memento Bamboo Leaves marker. Martha Stewart Glitters.

Orange and white twine, Sakura Copper & Clear stardust pens, green and white gingham ribbon.


  1. Rosy your card is awesome! Good for you for trying something that you thought was going to be difficult to do. I had a look at Darlene's video and to be honest, I think I'll need to watch it 50 times as well to understand how to do it. I haven't tried making any action type cards at all but I think you've inspired me to try. Hugs!

  2. Wow, this is an ambitious undertaking - and you executed it perfectly!! Your owl is just so sweet, and I love how you decorated the whole white cardstock with the leaves and vines.And on the inside you have placed the hearts - so touching!! Really looks like your little guy is in a forest. Super cute card, you have outdone your self my dear!!!

  3. What an undertaking to do this wonderful card. You amaze me. But it surely is a lovely work of art and so cute. Glad I checked your blog to see all the details on it.

  4. Oh.My. Goodness... I'm gobsmacked! So cute and so clever! My granddaughters would love this, but I'm not sure if I'm capable of making such a complicated piece of art...

  5. AWWWW!! so cute. What a work of art....like Kathryn, I'm not sure if I'm capable of making it. You are truly amazing Rosy,

  6. Very cute, Rosy! You will certainly bring a smile to someone when they find this in their mailbox! Great job :)


Your kind comments really encourage me a TON! Mahalo nui loa!