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Getting creative with burlap


I love owls, they are timeless and this wonderful little stamp from the Sweet Stamp Shop inspired me to get creative.  I created a card using May Arts burlap to make the trunk and sprigs of leaves for the owl to set upon.  I was not quite sure how I was going to do this without making a big mess of the whole card.  

To create the shape that I wanted I cut out the trunk from Scrapbook Adhesives Adhesive Sheets and applied to the card.  I then placed down rows of the twine to create the look of a tree.

I then stamped the owl and colored it in with Kurecolor alcohol ink pens, cut out and gave it dimension with Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam dots to make it appear like it was perched on the branch.  Stamp the saying in the corner, attach the piece to the card.


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Blog post by: Candy Rosenberg


  1. Cassi

    what a brilliant way to use burlap, twine, etc!  thanks for the inspiration.

  2. ellen s

    clever! loooove it!

  3. Susan Jensen

    Absolutely cuye . I two love owls, & how your tree came out, very creative.

  4. Michele D

    Really sweet card, I love the owl stamp!

  5. Karen McAlpine

    Love how you created the tree!! What a great idea.

  6. Kathy P

    Thanks for this awesome idea to make that unique and cool tree….this stamp has me hooked this week!

  7. sue wisniewski

    very clever the way you created a tree.
    stamping sue

  8. alice hancock

    Very cute idea!

  9. Lucy

    There’s that sweet little owl again. What a clever tree to make the tree. Gotta try that. Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Savannah O'Gwynn

    SO cute! I created something like this the other day–but didn’t have that adhesive. TOTALLY need to get some:)

  11. Sue D

    Very clever idea to use the burlap to make the tree.

  12. Chris R

    Too cute! Love that tree!

  13. kristie taylor

    So cute! I love owls too!

  14. Indy

    What a great way to add texture!

  15. Charlene

    Loving that creative!

  16. Natasha G.P.

    That is one cute owl card. I like the twine tree

  17. Kristie Maynard

    Very cute card. Love the idea for making the tree and limb. TFS!

  18. Julie Shearer

    How adorable is that ?  Too cute. TFS.

  19. sharon gullikson

    The little, sparse leaves look very cute. I never would have thought to do this.

  20. DebbieC.

    Very cute card and a great way to do your tree.

  21. B. Poteraj

    It kicked out my comment, so I'll leave another: I like that the tree is so rustic.

  22. Miriam Prantner

    What a neat tree!  Love the technique and all the texture it gives the card!

  23. Amy Jones

    so cute.  I like how you used the burlap to make the tree.  So neat


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