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Wednesday’s Card: Owl Christmas

Owl Christmas

Owl Christmas

Hi All!

I’m really getting into the Christmas card-making! Of course, I HAD to make a card using the owl punch. It’s been awhile! I used the liquid applique for the hat fluff – so cute!!

For the snow at the bottom, I used a mix of white embossing powder and mystic fire embossing powder (which is the same as Stampin’ Up!’s iridescent ice, but I didn’t have any of that on hand). The snowflakes are just mystic fire, which gives a shiny, glittery kind of look but the glitter isn’t constantly shaking off! A couple of years ago I sent out a card with glitter and it was everywhere! This is a great way to get that look without the mess.

And since we’re right around Thanksgiving, I just want to say thank you to everyone for all your nice comments. I read all of them and if you are from another country, my kids go nuts!! Seriously… it really keeps me going!!

Have a great week!

Song: Holy Night by The Garagista All Stars.



  1. wrote on December 1st, 2010 at 9:25 am


    How cute! I love this card. Thanks for the video – I had not figured out how you did the belt.

  2. wrote on December 1st, 2010 at 9:47 am

    La Joy Evans

    Very Cute! I love the mistic fire embossing powder!

  3. wrote on December 1st, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Pam B.


    What a hootin’ cute card! I didn’t know there was a VersaMark Dazzle Ink. Can you tell me what you use this for and what’s the difference from SU! VersaMark watermark pad. Where can you get this VersaMark Dazzle Ink? Thanks for sharing your awesome cards with video!

  4. wrote on December 1st, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Ayana Posadas

    You are SO creative!
    I love how you made the snow hill and also how you designed the owl’s “Santa suit” and the hat. Sooo cute!!! I loved it! 🙂
    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!!!

  5. wrote on December 1st, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Kari Webster

    Darlene- my new friend! Of course this is adorable! I love the idea, and how you created everything! As I have told you before, You are someone I aspire to, and look forward to your videos each Wed. Thank you for sharing!!

  6. wrote on December 1st, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Teresa Harvey-Jackson

    Darlene – This card is simply adorable. Where can I get the Mystic Fire embossing powder? Thanks

    • wrote on December 1st, 2010 at 9:38 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Teresa – I bought the mystic fire at a small stamping convention over the summer. I searched the vendor on line and couldn’t find anything. You could purchase Stampin’ Up!’s Iridescent Ice embossing powder HERE… it is comparable.

      Pam – There isn’t a huge difference between the regular Versamark and the Dazzle Versamark. When you heat emboss with powder, there is no difference. However, when you just do tone-on-tone stamping, there is a little shimmer to the Dazzle version. I bought it at JoAnn’s.

  7. wrote on December 1st, 2010 at 7:56 pm


    TFS He is so cute I love that owl and the hat wow–good job.

  8. wrote on December 1st, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Alyce Schwenn

    Thanks so much for sharing the video. I love the card!

  9. wrote on December 1st, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Monica Kubiak-Carpenter

    Oh my!! This is awesome!! What a great idea!

  10. wrote on December 2nd, 2010 at 12:23 am


    Hi Darlene,

    Your card always inspire me, and I can always pick up new card making technique from your blogs. I always look forward to your videos each Wed (my Thursday morning), sometime i even check your blog my Wednesday night. Thank You for sharing!

    p/s: you can tell your kids that i am from Malaysia, hope they won’t go nuts 🙂

  11. wrote on December 2nd, 2010 at 4:28 am


    So cute, I love that little owl. Tell your kids Merry Christmas from Australia 🙂

  12. wrote on December 2nd, 2010 at 8:56 am


    Darlene, This is the cutest card. I just love the owl punch. That little guy is so versatile. I also loved your music. Such an upbeat christmas carol. Who is the artist?

    • wrote on December 2nd, 2010 at 9:52 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Diana – thanks for the comment! The song is from YouTube because I didn’t have a holiday song the right length. The artist is The Garagista All Stars. Happy Holiday!

  13. wrote on December 2nd, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Karen (from Canada)

    hi darlene,
    i just love the owl punch! and all the cards you have used it on! birthdays, and christmas and more! i have been trying to purchase it from SU for a while now, and the website never works for me. any idea how i can get my hands on this punch?

    • wrote on December 3rd, 2010 at 8:23 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Karen – after seeing you are in Canada, I did a little research. I was surprised to find out that no one outside of the US can buy from me. 🙁 So, you’ll need to go to the Stampin’ Up! Canada site HERE. You can click “Find a Demonstrator” to see if there is someone who is close to you, then use that person’s name to get the preferred pricing on your order.

  14. wrote on December 3rd, 2010 at 12:13 am


    Love it, love it, love it!
    Thanks for this fantastic idea for the owl punch!!!

  15. wrote on December 5th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Karen (from Canada)

    ok. thanx for your help darlene. i will look into that instead. 🙂

  16. wrote on September 23rd, 2012 at 3:39 am

    Claudine pfister.

    Ravissant vous etes une artiste. Thank you so much for yours videos

  17. wrote on November 21st, 2012 at 5:09 pm


    That is just the cutest! That owl was a good bit of work but so worth it in the end!

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