The harlequin backgrounds were stamped using ColorBox Dye Inks. The inner piece was stamped using Jalapeno dye ink, while the card front was stamped using Pumpkin dye ink. The owl was then stamped and embossed over the inner piece using Top Boss Tinted Embossing Pad and Truffle Mix'd Media Embossing Powder. The owl design was filled in using Smooch Accent Inks. Smooch Accent inks are VERY opaque and cover well in just one coat. So the background does not show through the design. Smooch Accent Inks also have fabulous precise brushes that let you really get into the nooks and crannys of your design.
Here's a view of the owl close-up...
The following Smooch colors were used to fill in the owl:
around the eyes: Snickerdoodle
beak & feet: Pumpkin
irises: Green Apple
inside face: Silver Fox
outer face: Mocha
hat: Grape Soda
hat shading: Sugarberry
belts on hat: Mocha
belt buckles: Gold Lame
bowtie: Green Apple
bowtie highlights: Kiwi
clock face: Moonlight
clock case: Pool
owl body and wings: Mocha, Silver Fox, Molasses and tiny touches of Green Apple
Smooch Accent Inks also blend together nicely so you don't end up with hard edges. Just be sure if you get colors mixed on your brushes, you wipe them off before returning them to the bottle. You can avoid contamination by using beauty swabs to blend the colors.
To assemble, the owl piece and a shadow of dark brown cardstock were diecut using the 2 largest dies from the Spellbinders Nestbilities set and layered and adhered using 3D Foam Squares to the card front.
- Top Boss Embossing Pad: Tinted
- Mix'd Media Embossing Powder: Truffle
- Smooch Accent Ink: Pumpkin, Grape Soda, Kiwi, Molasses, Snickerdoodle, Mocha, Pool, Silver Fox, Moonlight, Green Apple, Sugarberry and Gold Lame
- Clearsnap ColorBox Premium Dye Ink: Jalapeno
- Stephanie Barnard ColorBox Premium Dye Ink: Pumpkin
- Stampendous: Steampunk Owl
- Hampton Art: Harlequin Background
- Spellbinders: Labels Ten
- Bazzill: Kraft and Dark Brown Cardstocks
- Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry
- 3D Foam Squares
- Trimmer, Scissors and Heat Gun