Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Market Street September Sneak Peek Day 2

Are any of y'all night owls out there?  I think I saw every episode of '90s-era Law & Order by watching the 2 am reruns back in my younger days.  Even if you're not a night owl, I think you're still going to love this Market Street "Night Owls" set because it is so adorable.  It actually inspired me to try something out of the ordinary for me and decorate the inside of a card.  So first, the outside:
This is some Jenni Bowlin Core'dinations cardstock that just required some light sanding for that fun receipt pattern.  I cut the circle window and also cut the same size circle from a post-it note to use as a mask for Wild Honey distress stain I used to paint the moon.  I stamped the sentiment on a transparency and embossed it with black embossing powder.  If I had been planning ahead, I would have adhered the transparency between the card base front and the core'dinations cardstock, but I wasn't so I didn't and just adhered it to the back of the cardfront on the inside.  But that's ok, because there is so much cuteness going on, you won't even notice it when you open the card to find this scene:
WHAT?!?!  Are those the cutest owls you've ever seen?  holding coffee cups?  ON A POLKA DOTTED BRANCH?!?!  Heck yeah, they are!  I paper pieced those cute little owls using some My Mind's Eye paper (and even purposely stamped the chevron owl so the chevrons would be in the middle of the owl which is so unlike me to plan ahead that much [see previous paragraph] or to allow myself to cut an owl out from the middle of the paper instead of the edge).  Their eyes were colored and cut from some cream paper.  The set comes with two coffee mugs, one outline with a left handle and one solid image with a right handle.  But it totally works if you stamp the right handle and then paper piece it with the left handled one like I did here.  The tree branch was also paper pieced, but the polka dot pattern is actually part of the stamp--so cute!

Fortunately, Market Street Stamps doesn't force you to be a night owl to order their new release stamps (well, at least if you live in North America): you can order these babies owlets starting at 7:00pm (central) on Thursday night and for ONE WHOLE WEEK after that, new sets are 15% off individually or 25% off if you buy that month's bundle (all sets in the release)!

Unfortunately, I can't be held responsible for you oversleeping tomorrow if you stay up late looking at all the other samples on the MSS blog tonight!

18 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome creations!!!

Julia said...

Love, love, love these!

Brandi Wiggins-Côté said...

Oh. Boy.

This card is AWESOME! Who couldn't love an owl with a coffee cup?! No one, I tells ya!

Hugs,
Brandi

Emily Keaton said...

Oh my gosh--this card is amazingly cute, Meg!! Your rocked these night owls. :)

Kate said...

Awesome Cards. tFS.

Hugs,
Kate

Angela said...

This is seriously amazing! I love how the front gives nothing away -- and then the pop of owlies and color and pattern on the inside! Genius. Oh, and now I know which color of Distress stain I'll have to get next :)

onecraftymama said...

YOU CUT OUT OF THE MIDDLE OF THE PIECE OF PAPER???
Oh, my anal retentive spidey senses are not only tingling, they're burning! lol
This is so freaking cute - owls holding coffee cups? Possibly the most adorable owls ever. LOVE IT.

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Fabtabulous!!! I love that you used the transparency over the moon!!!

What ADORABLE owls made even more perfect by your paper piecing!!!! Love that you made the matching cups too!!!!

Great sentiment!!!!!!!!

Maria

Angela Fehr said...

Meg, this is genius - and amazing! Love it!

Karin said...

So super cute!

Jenny said...

You've totally turned that card inside out and what a cute surprise awaits you inside! Love the owlets with there coffee cups...no wonder they are wide eyed if that's they're favourite tipple :)
Jenny x

Crafty Math Chick said...

I love how this looks like a grading book on the front Meg - reminds me of those late night grading sessions. The paper pieced owls are wicked cute.
~Meredith

Percilla G said...

Ahh the coffee just got a little sweeter
Love those Owls
perderg{at}q{dot}com

Amy said...

This card is absolutely adorable Meg! Those owls are paper pieces so well and the fact that you added those tiny mugs is brilliant! Lovely card!

Lindsey said...

A left-handed coffee mug? A left-taloned owl? Perfect!!! And so is this card. The front is so cool with the sanded image, and the inside is so sweet with those paper-pieced owls on their polka-dot branch. And I hear you on the strength it must have taken to go for the middle of the chevron paper, ouch. :D

DoBea A. said...

Totally a night owl here! And that card is amazing!!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Okay, that might just be the cutest card ever! Those owls are so cute but the way you paper pieced them makes them sooooo much cuter! I really like that Jenni Bowlin paper, too--I haven't seen that before.

Emily Leiphart said...

Eeek, LOVE the front page and the window with the moon! Cuteness all around. You are totally rocking these Market Street Stamps, Meg!