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Hello lovelies,

there is a saying that you can never have enough owls...well I have only one to show you today but there may be many more a little later on. (he he, shhh it's a surprise).

There seems to be a fascination with owls and card making - maybe its because they are symbolic to representing wisdom, victory, ancient knowledge, magic & mystery. They are also considered to be related to the moon and therefore a symbol of the feminine side.

Without even maybe realising it we associate this beautiful bird with academic achievements and graduation celebrations as well as spooky Halloween cards.

Well just to throw a spanner into the works, I've associated the owl to none of them and turned my owl into a birthday card! YAH.

This card could be for a girl or a boy, I consider it unsex which makes it's very apealing as I do find it harder to make cards for a man generally.

I used the gorgeous Still Night Clear-Mount Bundle from the Holiday Catalogue and coloured the owl with Stampin'Blends® - a mix of Bronze, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Black, Calypso Coral Light and Daffodil Delight.

The card base was Night of Navy and a piece of Whisper White was glued on top after being embossed with the Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I sponged a little swirl of the Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint directly onto the embossed image before placing a circle of Velum that was mounted onto a few dimensionals.

The branches were cut from the NIGHT OWL THINLITS DIES using Gold Foil Sheets and Grey Granite Cardstock.

I hand cut the wavy edges at the top and bottom of the card by hand and to give more dimension to the card, I mounted each layer up on dimensionals.

The Happy Birthday was embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.

What I used for this card...

Well that's all for now, I hope you enjoyed your visit and gained a little inspiration.

I'd like to end this blog with a lovely quote I found....


Roald Dahl

If you have good thoughts,

they will shine out of your face

like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

Thanks for visiting,

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