Normally the saying goes "don't ruffle my feathers", but I decided to just that on my fave digi stamp of late, Owl, from Little Paper Shop. Cath over at the Moxie Fab World blog put up a challenge last week to use ruffles on a project and I knew right away I wanted a ruffled belly for my owl!One of the benefits of a digi stamp is that you can make it any size you want and I made this one into the actual card itself. I took the owl image and made it as big as my PP, 6", in MS Paint. I printed him out 2 times, one time on the PP and again on white CS. I glued the PP to scrap CS to give it more weight and then cut out the image outline and belly. The ruffles were machine sewn onto a scrap piece of paper and I used super sticky tape to adhere to the PP owl's open belly area. I cut out the nose, eyes, and feet from the printed piece of white CS and colored with a brown copic. I then folded a piece of white CS in 1/2 and lined up the owl so that the fold was about an inch from the top of his head. I traced the rest of his body onto the CS and cut it out to create the card base. I used more sticky tape to attach the PP owl to the base.
Was this a little work, yes, but was it fun, yes!
Details: Stamp - LPS Digi Owl, CS - PTI White, PP - Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses, marker - brown Copic, and ribbon - Michael's.