Wednesday, January 19, 2011

{creative} "owl my thanks" card

I strolled through my blog posts and realize that I had never shared a card that I created for my friend Krissy! She is so amazing and helps with all my photoshop needs--I just wanted to show her my appreciation.

I chose an "owl" theme because 1. they are so in vogue right now! and 2. I always joke with her about her owl obsession--she doesn't really have one but every time I see owls I think of her :)

You may notice an envelope in the first pictures and the final pictures have a band. I made an envelope, and it ended up being too tight to get it off/on easily. I ended up just creating a band out of some odds and ends of paper, chipboard letters, and buttons.

The card design was inspired by a card in one of my many card books. I really just took the main element of using a circle and went from there. If I get around to scanning the image, I will show you my inspiration :) I hand made my little owl. I gave him heart feet because I thought they were a sweet touch. I am an what-do-I-have-lying-around scrapbook kind of gal. I find something that I really like, and root through my tons of paper and goodies and find things that semi-match. I did use a lot of elements of a K & Company die cut pack that I got on clearance at Michael's one day--that I absolutely love! It is full of vintage ephemera knick knacks that are just so fun. I was really excited that ribbon that I found that matched the card actually said appreciation on it--too perfect!



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  1. Wow! Super cute card! I wish my homemade cards looked like that! Thanks for linking to my party for the first time ever!!!!!

  2. Adorable! Owls are so hot right now:)