Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Owl & Hexagons Birthday Card

Have you ever cut some pieces for projects that you didn't end up using?  That's how this card came about.  

I had originally cut this 4" owl from the Cricut Hoot 'n' Holler cartridge for a get well card for my mom last month, but I thought it ended up looking too masculine.  So, I set it aside, and I ended up using it on this birthday card for my dad.  

A while back I also had made a rustic white 4" x 5 1/4" layer that had a row of hexagons down one side.  I decided to use it for this project, but the patterns on my hexagons didn't match my owl very well.  No problem; I just die cut some more hexagons and layered the new patterns on top.  This added some more dimension too!  After placing my owl on this layer, I decided the rustic white background was too plain.  So, I trimmed off the strip of hexagons and then used clear embossing powder to heat emboss a crackle background on the remaining cardstock.  Much better look!  Then I added a strip of navy cardstock behind the hexagon strip and attached that to the card with some dimensional adhesives.

Some jute twine was the perfect masculine touch, and I used it to attach my sentiment, made with My Creative Time's Teeny Tag Greetings stamp and die set.

Since I had some leftover hexagons, I used a few to decorate the inside of my card.

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  1. What a wonderful 'scrappy' card! I love to use scrappy leftovers, too! You did a great job putting it all together!

  2. Katie ~ Oh this is just too CUTE!!! Okay I LOVE the papers you used ~ it is PERFECT for a masculine card! You know I LOVE the hexagons but how cool it that background!!! I LOVE it!!! Way to go on using the scraps from other projects! You also used my FAVORITE MCT stamps and die set too!!! Oh before I forget yesterdays bow on your box ~ WAS PERFECT!!!! I totally forgot to say that yesterday!

  3. Super cute...love the hexagons! Lee-Ann :)

  4. Adorable. Love these Hexagons.

  5. WOW Katie,Your little owl is TOO CUTE!great job with all the details and hexagons,just FANTASTIC as always my friend!!!:)

  6. Your owl is adorable as is your idea for a card!! Love the hexagons!

  7. Cute card! And a total reminder to go back and look for the Hexagon Die...love that!!!!

  8. I love how this just came together by accident! Just ADORABLE!!!

  9. Your card is so cute...I love the shapes repeated inside the card...great idea.
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  10. Super cute! Loving the hexagons.

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