"What a Hoot" Birthday Card

Today, I want to show you a card I made with this month's stamp of the month, "What a Hoot". When I first look at the stamp set, I immediately thought of it as a Halloween set. But upon closer inspection, I noted all kinds of things you can use to dress up the cute little owl/bat. The accessories you choose can totally change the season of your project.

For this card, I choose to use the celebration hat and flowers to make a quirky owl birthday card.

This card is based on the Gallery design on page 119 of the Wishes book. Although I used the Scaredy Cat paper, I choose patterns that are not blatantly Halloween.

All the stamping is with Black pigment ink and colored with the new Alcohol markers (Marigold, Peony Purple & Pastel Peach.) Although the markers are not available in our exclusive inks palette, the colors coordinate quite nicely as you can see. In fact, after I colored the owl with Peony Purple (2 coats), I couldn't tell it was not cut from Thistle paper.

This stamp set is only available through August 31. The full retail price is $17.95, but you can get yours for just $5; that's over 70% savings. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

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I hope you enjoy this project. Tomorrow, I'll post a similar card I made that follows the Halloween theme closer. In the mean time, keep creating!