Wow! Today my son is graduating. I am so proud of him and all that he has accomplished. Congratulations, Matt!
I made this card after seeing it by Mary Fish. I love this little ‘smart owl’ – he looks so academic with his eye glasses, mortarboard, and diploma.
I used Crumb Cake & Midnight Muse as my color combo. (Matt will be wearing a navy cap & gown.) Keeping with the academic them, I popped this little guy up on a 2-3/8″ scallop circle punched from our In-Color DSP with words on it so it looks like a page from a book. This circle was then placed on a belly band to hold the double-door opening card together. Two strips of Natural Composition DSP paper in the wood grain pattern were used for the card front, as everyone knows that owls live in trees.
The owl was a hoot to make! I started with our Owl Builder Punch, the wings were made with the Scallop Oval Punch. The top part of the mortarboard started out as a Petite Pennants Builder punch which I cropped by hand. The hat part was snipped out using the Paper Snips freehand. I also snipped little strips of paper to create the eyeglass frames. Linen thread created the tassel and holds the diploma in place too. A little bit of Crumb Cake ink was sponged around the edges of the owls body & wings to contrast.
Please leave me a comment and let me know how you like this card. If you want to make this, and need any of the supplies, you can click on the hot links on any product listed, or click here to go to my online store and place your order securely and have it shipped right to your house! You don’t need to be a graduate to know that’s the smart thing to do.
Thanks for stopping by. If you’d like to leave Matt a ‘Congrats, Grad’ comment, please do. I’ll pass along all of the well wishes to him and he’d be so happy to receive your wishes.
Thanks for looking, and happy stampin’,