October 16, 2016


The other image I really love from the set I used in my haunted house from last Sunday's post is this spooky owl perched on a branch of a great ol' gnarly tree. To me, this image is the epitome of creepy.

However, THAT was the image: an owl in a tree. That's it. He needed a big orange moon behind him, didn't he??

So, THIS is the image I came up with.

And, do you remember the cute Halloween-y paper I used in the oval of my cute little Dracula sack? Well, since I'm something of a slob, the extra DSP from that Stamp-In project was still lying there, BEGGING to be used. I thought it was a good addition, picking up both the orange from the moon and the black from the owl on its branch. Just a peek of it was just right.

Now, when I was planning on doing the moon, my original idea was to just punch out a circle of orange cardstock. But, if you've already tried something like that, you'll know that you won't get a smooth transition around the edges of the moon, in that there will be an abrupt line between the moon and the stamping outside the circle. If I'd used a very thin paper, that probably wouldn't have been too much of a problem. But, I didn't want ANY problem whatsoever.

So I decided to stamp my moon. Now, to find a good circle stamp in the right size.

I finally came across this newish set (page 21 of the Holiday catalog). It seemed perfect for my intent. Right? No, you say? They are all Christmas-y, ornament-y, tag-y. Oh yeah?

Here is a close-up of the stamps themselves. Do you see now which one I used?

Here it is!!! 

One Paper Seedling that grew into something great!



  1. I love the owl!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW DIY party!

  2. What a potent image. And what you do sounds like fun.

  3. You are too funny! I knew it was one of the circles but didn't clue in that you cut out the center until the reveal. Love the result. Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity