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6/28/2016

Patriotic Owl

Hello, and welcome.

Don't know about you, but when my Wink of Stella pens go dry, I had tried once to add a couple drops of water to extend the life. (Jennifer McGuire tip). Saw this Youtube video by France Martin (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XfO_BO6EVI) about adding some reinker, 70% alcohol to the barrel, and you can use the dried up WoS as an alcohol marker that has a bit of shimmer in it. So if you have time, check out the link to the video. I sure won't be tossing my WoS pens again.

Another 4th of July card, using a Whipper Snapper Image.. Pretty easy to color.


- Patriotic Owl  (the photo doesn't look great, but this colored up very nicely). Eyes have some SU Crystal Effects, WoS on the stars.

- Stitched Square die; edges sponged with DI Antique Linen and Tumbled Glass. Popped up on fun foam.

- red & blue snippets left from this card.

- dimensional sticker stars (VOS)

- ODBD sentiment (did not use the misti and SHOULD have, as this didn't stamp as dark as should have done).


Tha'ss it for me. Still a bit under the weather. Just finishing up some UFO's. Ya'll enjoy the afternoon, and thanks for popping in for a visit. Hugs

43 comments:

  1. Hi Mary, Fab 4th July card.

    Hope you have had a good day. Sue

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  2. He really is very cute and coloured up beautifully! So sorry that you are still not feeling 100%, I really hope you feel better soon. Big hugs, Anne xx

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  3. Fantastic card design Mary! brilliant owl image and colours.
    Put some water in my clear wink of stella barrel! will pop over on your link to have a peek. Thank you.
    Pam x

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  4. Fabulous image and a stunning background.
    Hope you feel better soon.
    Great tip.

    Kath x

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  5. Thank you, Mary!! Fabulous tricks to extend the life of Wink of Stella or recycle it to make a shimmery marker!!! Surely I will do these!! So clever! Thanks for the link to the video!
    Your card for 4th of July is fun and pretty, love your colouring on the owl! The embossed stars shining so well, great idea use Winx of Stella on them!

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  6. I think it photographed very well. I have see everything nicely. Have a good week ahead.

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  7. A really lovely 4th of July card Mary and you have coloured that cute owl beautifully and used the leftover pieces in a very inventive way, also love the embossed stars in the background and the added ones too. Take it easy Mary and hope you soon feel better. x

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  8. Such a cute Independence Day card, Mary! Preciously colored, and in a setting that speaks of fireworks and fireflies with happiness and fond, grateful memories! Hugs, de

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  9. Beautiful Mary,I like the design and the colours
    Kevin xx

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  10. What a sweet card Mary - I have yet to have my WoS pen dry up - maybe I don't use it that much :-). Hope you are better very soon.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  11. This is so adorable!! What a sweet image!! I love the embossed stars and the red, white and blue ones, too!! Beautiful patriotic card my friend!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  12. What a fun patriotic card with the embossing and vivid gemstones! Thanks for the great tip on the WOS pens - I bookmarked the tutorial! Storms bearing down on us- gotta scoot!

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  13. This patriotic owl is so fun. Love this image.
    Have a lovely day.
    Valerija xx

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  14. Well because I'm way behind in commenting, this is now your Birthday, so a very Happy Birthday to you Mary, I hope you have a wonderful day.

    Sorry to hear that you are a bit under the weather, I hope you pick up soon.
    It doesn't stop you making fab cards though, this is a super fun card for your country's special day, brilliant image and design.
    You take care now, Kate x

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  15. What a fun card Mary! I love your little owl, he is so sweet. The mirror stars are a great bit of bling. Sorry to hear that you are still under the weather, I do hope you get to feeling up to snuff soon. hugs :)

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  16. A SUPER patriotic card Mary, love the owl and the stars and stripes. Great colouring.
    Faith
    x

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  17. Beautifully created with those awesome colours.xx {aNNie}

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  18. Cute card!! Love the owl!

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  19. Gorgeous card! great coloring!
    xoxo Olga

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  20. Fabulous card Mary! The little owl is so cute and I love the curved edges and the star embossed background! The shiny star embellishments are the perfect finishing touch!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  21. He's really cute! I love the shiny eyes!

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  22. Love your r/w/b card! TFS!

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  23. Hi Mary,
    oh I do love this wonderful Patriotic card.
    That owl is fantastic, and what a very fab design.
    Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  24. Amazing card Mary, the owl is so cute!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  25. A little bird told me it was your birthday .. have a great day, Mary. PS it was Loll!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY

    Kathyk

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  26. awwwwh so cute Feel better soon Mary

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  27. Great card Mary my friend and thanks for the tip regarding WOS!! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  28. Cute card and owl Mary.
    Hugs Veerle

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  29. What a silly looking owl. He's having a fun time though so that's what counts. I've not dried up a WOS pen yet and haven't given it much thought. Good tip though to keep in mind for when that time comes.

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  30. Great fun card love the cute image and embossed star background-hope you feel better soon
    Carol x

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  31. Mary this is SO darned cute! Your coloring is impeccable! You really can work with copics so beautifully. I always love your layouts too! The added stars on the embossed background are so perfect for this. I just pops with color! Thank you too for the link about Wink of Stella!

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  32. Mary meant to thank you re the WOS uplifting....and the link.xx

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  33. Love all the pretty little stars, Mary!!! Such a sweet little patriotic owl!!!! Beautiful in white, red and blue!!!!
    Have a great day!!!
    Hugz

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  34. Very cute 4th of July card Momma Mary! I love that owl, he just makes me smile. Love the embossing and the curve edges, love those curved edges! I've only had one wink of stella marker and so far I've added water to it twice and it goes great. But after seeing Frenchie's video, I sure won't be throwing it away! TFS this with us! Hugs, Brenda

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  35. Oh this is one of my favorite cards of yours - that owl! I so love this and every thing about it.

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  36. What a good tip! I'll check it out, but I'm lucky that my WOS-brush still works...
    That owl looks so sweet and wise; looks great in those bright colours! Hope you have a good day and enjoy it!

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  37. I think this card is just about the nicest 4th of July card i have ever seen. Your colouring is perfect. Thanks for the tip on saving the wink of Stella pens after they have dried out. Hugs Mrs A.

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  38. What a cutie, Mary ... just the sweetest little owl ... so brilliantly coloured! I too use JM's trick of adding water to my empty WoS pens ... works a treat! Hugs, Anita :)

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  39. I don't know what it is about owls but personally I never get tired of them. Love the eyes on this one and the wavy background made up of snippets looks great!
    I just got from a wonderful holiday, now I'll enjoy one week at home before starting work again, hoping to get lots of crafting time:)

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  40. Love your little owl - he's a hoot! Perfect card for the 4th. I hope your breathing issues are clearing up and things are better for you. Thanks for the WOS tip. I have one dried up but haven't done anything with it yet. I just got a new one!

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  41. Fabulous card, Mary, love the adorable image. Hope you had a great 4th July. xx

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  42. Fantastic patriotic owl, love your colours and layout. Wonderful

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  43. An adorable card, Mary!

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