A to Z Challenge – 2019 – O is for Overlay and Owls

Koala’s have always been my favorite animal and I have pictures or statues of them all over the house.  Lately though I’ve been drawn to owls.  Maybe I’m looking for their wisdom.  Anyway, at the recent Stamp and Scrapbook Expo I found these kits with some really cute owl overlays.  Overlays are clear acetate pages with pictures or words printed on them.  You lay them over papers to get different effects.

The kits come with two sheets of overlays with three designs on each so I have 24 cards I can make.  They also come with two sheets of adhesive glitter paper.  This is clear glitter paper but you can get it in a variety of colors depending on your project.   

One of the packs has black frames and some outline stickers that are multicolored.

 The first step is to cut apart the pictures.

Then you carefully stick the glitter paper on the back.  You have to go slow so there are no bubbles.   For the first one I decided to make a sympathy card so this is what I put together:

 I stamped a sentiment on a smaller card and adhered it to the inside.

Here is the finished first card.  I used some of the colored stickers on the envelope and chalked the edges of the front of the card black.  I thought it came out really well.  This is the first time I have worked with these kits and they are pretty easy to use.  Other than tips about how to put the glitter paper on the back there are no “directions” with the kits so you can do whatever you want with the pieces.  They give you a lot too so I know I’ll have some extras.

The second kit had some cute owls cuddling so I decided to use them to make a wedding card.  The frames on this set were white instead of black.  I did the same procedure with adhering the sparkle paper behind the picture and then framed it and put it on the front of the card. 

 I decorated the corners of the front with these stickers and used some glittery pen to color them in.

I used some chalk ink to go around the edges to give it a little pop of color and a more finished look.

For the inside I used a tag and stamped another sentiment on it.

Here is the second finished card.  I used some washi tape on the envelope.  I’m pretty happy with this one too. 

These are the first things (except for the Sketchbook) that I have made since I moved all my craft supplies into the new studio.  It was such a joy to have the space and to be able to get to things easily.  I still have some stuff to move around and the more I work in it I may find that some things need to go in a different spot but for the most part it is working out great!   I have this wise owl as a mascot that I am going to put outside once we get to the yard decorating part of this adventure.  I do also have these cute owl curtains.  

But just so the Koalas don’t think I’ve forgotten them, these two have prominent spots in the studio as well!

Another letter down!  This year the A to Z 10th Anniversary Challenge has been going very smoothly.  One year I didn’t finish all the letters in time and had to go back to add them.  I don’t think I’m going to have that problem this year, thank goodness.  Hope you liked these behind the scenes examples.  Come back tomorrow for the letter “P.”

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27 Responses to A to Z Challenge – 2019 – O is for Overlay and Owls

  1. joey says:

    Those are nice! I love the details on the corners. I haven’t used overlays. You make it look easy.
    Moo had a lot of owls in her room until the recent redo. She did keep a few, but she painted them less girly colors. I have always been a fan of owls.

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Thanks Joey. I like using the stickers on the corners or borders. Give it a more finished look I think. The overlays are pretty easy. Owls are kind of mysterious to me. Like they have some kind of secret.

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  2. Scarlett79 says:

    Really love the owls. I some how signed up for Annies Card Kit of the month. IDK how I did but I’m not opening those until I get my Scrapbox. I really love the little extra’s on the cards. I’m going to be strong and wait otherwise I will fall down the card making hole and I just can’t let that happen. I’m doing good with the AtoZ but I missed “H” and “I” 😦 I’m going to try to get them done this weekend. Other than that, it’s going well. Love your cards, like I said you’re hired πŸ˜‰ Happy Spring ❀

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  3. Miss Andi says:

    I really love owls. I think this post is for me πŸ™‚

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  4. Ally Bean says:

    Your owls are a delight. I like owl curtains and can’t wait to see the yard when this is all finished.

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  5. Shelley says:

    Your new space is taking you to a new level of beautiful creations! Love the owls and the koala bears! So much fun πŸ™‚ Your creations are wonderful!

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  6. This is really cute and turned out fantastic!!

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  7. So cute! Did you draw the Koala, Janet?

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  8. I love that sympathy card. So pretty! I had never heard of these before. Very, very cool.

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  9. ghostmmnc says:

    Those turned out really nice! I like the owl curtains, too. πŸ™‚

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