Saturday, February 9, 2013

Hero Arts Love and Big Eyes

Hello, friends!  Well, the snow they predicted in our area did not amount to least not here in New Jersey.  Here is the view I had outside my front door this morning...the grass and trees had a nice coating, but the roads were just wet (unlike the states north of here that are experiencing blizzard thoughts are with them!)

Today, in between sons' soccer practices, daughter's gymnastics class, daughter's hair cut, entire family's laundry, and other usual Saturday duties, I was able to make a card for the current Hero Arts February Contest following the theme of love and lace.  (I went with love for this card.)


I have had this Valentine card idea in my head for a while...Big Eyes perched on a Valentine's Day pencil.  What do you think?

Materials Used:
Stamps: Hero Arts (K5574) Big Eyes, (CG422) Zig Zag, (CL498) Celebrate Everyday 
Inks: Hero Arts Punch chalk ink
Other:  Hero Arts Sunshine Mixed Accents, Martha Stewart paper tape

This is a standard size card, and after I made it I realized it will obviously NEVER fit in an envelope. (Doh!)  I don't care, though...I still like it! 

I fussy cut the owl, made two slits for the pencil to slide through, and popped it up with pop dots.  I also fussy cut the bottom edge so the white inside the card would show through.

Thanks for stopping by...enjoy your day!


  1. This is so adorable! I love that you used the pencil for his perch. You will just have to hand deliver it to someone special.

  2. What a clever idea! He's a little cutie, and this would be perfect for that special little valentine. I do like this. Have a nice weekend. Bev

  3. That is one of the cutest cards I've seen with Big Eyes, Judy! I adore the paper you used and the adorable way you wrapped his feet around the pencil - so clever! You've definitely had a busy Saturday - hope tomorrow brings more relaxation! Hugs to you! :)

  4. What a clever card, Judy! I really like how you created the opening to hold the pencil and make it a perch for the owl!

  5. Super sweet Judy! Love the owl clutching the pencil. Imagine making a whole load of these for a class full of kids for Valentine!

  6. cute Owl Judy...and great idea with the pencil...I have seen you are DT omn CASOLOGY congrats dear..I have never been in Blogland since Oktober I join again the CASology challenge I love their challenge...hope you like my card on that challenge...See you on my blog Judy..big hugs...Monika

  7. Very cute idea Judy!!! Love the use of the pencil!


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