Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Punchy Owl Birthday Card

Today's tax day - uuuugh!!!!  And to make matters even worse, we woke up with snow!!  Oh my!  We really need to do something fun to offset the snowy, tax grumpies I have.  So let's have a little fun focusing on a kid's card.  We haven't done one of those in awhile.   Since we're running into a bunch of birthdays around here for kids in the 2-5 age range, I've been doing a bit of brainstorming to come up with different ideas.  One of my class ladies asked me to come up with something using the Owl Builder Punch, so this was made with her in mind.

Stamps:  Woodgrain, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi pads, and Basic Black marker
Paper:  Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pacific Point, and Whisper White
Accessories:  Owl Builder Punch, 1  3/4"Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Small Oval Punch, Word Window and Modern Label Punches, White Baker's Twine, sponges, and Dimensionals

 The tree was slightly shaped by cutting along one of the growth lines.  The outfit and heart were punched from a left-over piece of Brights DSP that was sitting around getting in the way.  It could be switched to use the back side to look more girlie.  

I cut and knotted the Baker's Twine and attached it to the wing with a glue dot.  The balloons were just attached over the ends of the twine with either glue dots or a Dimensional.

The eyes of the owl had the pupils colored in with Basic Black marker.  The added wing was punched with the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch and trimmed to be a good size for this little owl.  I thought he looked cute peeking out from behind the tree. 

That's it for today's card.  Just a cute little card for a kid for you.  Some of the ladies were already talking about changing the colors to be more girlie for their other grandkids - you know, the little girls!  Thanks for stopping in today.  Hope you're having a great day and getting in a little stamping too.     Sharon

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