Owl Always be Your Friend

April 18, 2015

Hi Friends,

It’s Debra today. I’m so excited about the NEW Elizabeth Craft Designs spring release!! I’m in love with every one of the new dies but this adorable little Owl captured my heart first thing. I knew I had to make a card with him. Isn’t he cute!!?

ECD bp April owl1a P1080027

Here’s how I made this card:

1. Fold a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of white cardstock in half to form a standard A2 size card base. Ink the center with brown ink.

2. With the Bark Embossing Folder, emboss a piece of dark brown cardstock. Die cut an oval about 1 inch from the bottom, centered, with the largest decorator oval from the Accordion Oval Card die.

ECD April bp owl tree 1a P1080023

3. Die cut the remaining pieces: 2 branches in dark brown, 2 branches in green for the leaves, 3 Leafy Branches in green, 1 Owl base in tan, 1 Owl overlay in brown, 1 Owl overlay in pattern paper, feet and beak in yellow, eyes in white, 1 heart in pattern paper – all as shown below.

ECD April bp owl diecuts 1a P1080030

4. Assemble the Owl using the pattern paper as accents. The Owl die is so versatile because of all the interchangeable parts. The possibilities for cuteness are endless!

Here is a close-up below:

ECD bp April owlcrop 1a P1080027

5. Assemble the rest of the card:

  • Adhere embossed piece on dimensional foam adhesive to card front.
  • Add Gold Border from Borders & Corners Peel-Off to outer edges.
  • Clip off leaves from green branches and add to brown branches then adhere to card front at bottom of oval.
  • Add Owl on foam adhesive.
  • Add Leafy Branches to top left corner.
  • Stamp sentiment on white circle.
  • Add pattern heart (from the Accordion Oval Card die) and adhere to card front to complete.

Note – with the leftover pieces from the Owl die cuts, you can create another adorable Owl to use on a different project.

The Owl and Leafy Branch dies will be available for purchase at the end of April.

Thanks for stopping by today. Stay tuned for more inspiration featuring our new spring release dies – our team is amazing!

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
1032 Owl – available at the end of April
1033 Leafy Branch- available at the end of April
1061 Borders & Corners-Gold
772 Accordion Oval Card
E120 Bark Embossing Folder

Other:
Cardstock- Bazzill
Pattern Paper
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Inking tool
Foam Adhesive

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12 Comments

  • Reply Mary Prasad April 21, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Cute little owl! Love the paper piecing.

  • Reply Frances April 19, 2015 at 1:34 am

    this card is a hoot 🙂 … love how you used the embossing folder and the leafy branch to resemble a tree

  • Reply Candy Spiegel April 18, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    I love this card!

  • Reply Raquel Mason April 18, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    So adorable! I love your polka dot Owl & the Bark Embossing Folder.

  • Reply Angelique April 18, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Very cute!

  • Reply Eunice Hamilton April 18, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Love this, so cute

  • Reply barb macaskill April 18, 2015 at 11:56 am

    So cute! LOVE your paper pieced owl! TFS!

  • Reply Janice Davis April 18, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Can hardly wait for the release.

  • Reply Karen Aicken April 18, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Oh, that owl is so sweet and I love how you paper pieced it. Can’t wait to see what the rest of the release looks like too!

  • Reply Eileen Turk April 18, 2015 at 10:05 am

    How cute! Love this die.

  • Reply Billie sue qualls April 18, 2015 at 8:26 am

    I love it !!!!! You girls are amazing thank you,I’m just a newbie and really enjoy Elizabth Craft Design

  • Reply Selma Stevenson April 18, 2015 at 8:13 am

    This is such a cute card Debra. I can see how this cute owl captured your heart!

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