Friday, April 17, 2015

Owl Cards

Now how can you not smile when looking at these! The larger one is a standard sized card and the smaller one is an ATC size. Thanks so much to fellow demonstrator Laura Haffke for the inspiration. She created the standard size and I had to adapt it to the smaller one for my ATC collection and Pocket Letter Pals!

This is how I created them with the smaller size in brackets:

DSP-Back to Black-133700: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"    ( 2 1/2" x 3 1/2")
Whisper White:  same as DSP
                           scored at 1 1/2"    (3/4")

Place glue on the end that you scored and attach to the DSP. This creates a top "fold" card. Set aside to dry.

Eyes: 1 1/4", 3/4", and 1/2" circle punches   (3/4", 1/2", and 3/8")
Beak: I used one point of the star framelits: Second smallest    (smallest)
Wings: Scallop Circle framelit   (scallop circle punch)

Pull out your envelope punch board!!!  Place the top of the card to the top of the board at 1", punch, flip over and do the same. Now place the side to the top at the 1" and punch. This forms the "ears". Use the top of the board to round the bottom corners. (The smaller one takes a little guessing and I created a template from paper first because you want to do the notches at 3/4" AND pulled down from the top of the board about 1/8". Then use the paper snips to round the points on the sides of the "ears".

Glue the eyes together and position on the  card. Also add a white spot to the black spot, which I forgot to do before I took the picture. Glue down to the card. Place the beak on with a dimensional.

Cut the scallop circles in half for the wings. Place a small line of glue along the straight edge of the scallop and attach to the sides of the cards. This allows you to tuck a message into the wing.

NOTE: It is easier, especially on the smaller one, to stamp your sentiment, if you intend to stamp directly onto the card.

Hope this has brought a smile to your day. Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely darling! TY for the details, too! Adorable; TFS!