Today we have a beyond adorable happy birthday owl card from one of our new designers, Ricky. THis card, loaded with gifts of all sizes, features that gorgeously colored character dead center and he just looks like he can’t wait to break out in song!
Let’s get into the details so we can make one of these, too.
Ricky started with the owl by using our Build an Owl set to cut out the parts and pieces he wanted to use. He then blended Color Fuse ink over the elements to add shading and dimension. Ricky says “Any color will work! They can even be pink”. We love the effect of this technique on this feathered little fella!
For his graphic and fun background, Ricky used the Owl Birthday Add-On die to cut a bunch of gifts from scraps of card stock, adding a little glitter paper here and there for some festive sparkle. PRO TIP: Assorted colors are fun but if you are making a card with a theme, making this background in a monochromatic scheme looks awesome!
Ricky pieced together all his presents and then arranged them on his card base, aligning them this way an that to add a sense of motion to the card. When he had them just so, Ricky adhered them to the card with his tape runner.
Then he set his owl in the center using some foam tape to be sure he showed up as the star of the show!
For his sentiment, Ricky stamped his words using our Shadow Word Set onto black card stock with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with white powder. He trimmed them into little rectangles and added those, too, with some dimensional adhesive.
Super cute, pretty easy and very fun to make, Ricky says his inspiration for this card was because his Mom loved owls and he needed a card for his sister so he combined the two and created this to share with us today.
Here are the things Ricky used to make this card today:
We think this happy birthday owl card would be perfect for just about anyone and while it is adorable enough for a young ‘un, using an owl, known for being wise, is a cute nod to a more mature celebrant!