Saturday, February 22, 2014

What Shall We Call Her?

It's no big surprise, I LOVE OWLS! Oh yes, I loved owls before they became 'trendy'. I like the funny, cute ones. There's just something about those big eyes that get me. So in honor of my owl love, I thought I would pay tribute to them with this punched card -

Cute huh? I used several punches and a die to create this little gal. Let's start at the head and work our way down. For the head, I die cute one Top Note and folded it in half. The ears are the bird from the Bird Punch, the bow is made using the Small Heart Punch and the circle from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. The eyes are the 1 3/8", 1 1/4" and 3/4" Circle punches. The beak is the Full Heart Punch. The body is made up of three 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punches and we'll end it with his feet which is the Modern Label Punch cut in half. 

It's a little hard to tell, but the beak, feet and middle scallop of the body are all sponged around the edges with Early Espresso ink. That, along with the White Signo-Gel Pen accents, really help to give this little gal some character. The great thing is there is a large piece of Early Espresso card stock that is folded in half (it's hiding behind the head and body) to make the base of the card, so it is a real card that you can make out and it does fit in a standard envelope. How fun is that? To make a boy owl, just omit the bow. 

Now this cute gal needs a name. I would LOVE to hear from YOU as to some suggestions. Please comment below and the winner might just receive a little something from me! *wink wink* Happy Punching!

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