Thursday, June 21, 2012

A scholarly owl graduates!

Here is a simple graduation card to share with you.  I've seen the owl with a graduation cap in several different places, so this is my take on this little guy.  I created this card to make with a new friend who recently joined my stamping group and needed some graduation card ideas.

I know I've said it a hundred times, but this little owl punch has to be one of the most versatile punches we have.  From owls (of course:), to ghosts, to penguins, to cows,... lots and lots of critter possibilities with this one.

For the top of the grad hat, I used the Petite Pennant Builder punch, and just snipped the two base corners of the triangle piece off at an angle to form the diamond shape.  The base of the hat, is an oval -- with just the tip cropped off.  The wings are the scalloped oval punch, cut in half lengthwise, and the diploma is just a strip of scrap paper rolled up and tied with linen thread.

After embossing the black panel with the Vintage wallpaper embossing folder, I inked it with my white craft ink pad to make the pattern stand out.  The Designer paper frame around the owl, is made with the Labels Framelits -- with paper from the Brights paper stack.

And, that's pretty much it!  Some googly eyes put on with glue dots, some basic rhinestones, and the scalloped polka dotted ribbon and a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes and you have a lovely graduation card!

Happy Thursday to you!

1 comment:

  1. thanks for the inspiration, as I'm losing time for a grad card....M.F. has to be thee greatest!