Saturday, April 16, 2011

Owl Punchie - Grad Owl

I had a friend and customer request a special graduation card (Hi Lorene!).  I was stumped until I created the Black and Red Owl Card in THIS post.  Then I knew what I wanted to do.  I created a Grad Owl using the 2 Step Owl Punch by Stampin' Up!  This is such a fantabulous punch, every time I make or see an owl using this punch, it is just as cute as all the other ones, and the possibilities are limitless for its use.
Here is the Grad Owl I came up with ......
This picture shows Graddy (cute name huh?) on the card I created.  Come back tomorrow and I will share that card with you.  Meanwhile here is a picture of the "how to" card ...

Most of it is self explanatory, except for the "hat".  For the part that sits on the head, I punched out part of the small star punch (it is now retired, but you can use the small star from the Stars #2 Die), then I used the 3/4" x 15/16" oval punch to punch it out.  Then you cut off the extra pieces on the side, that gives you a pointed hat looking piece for the head.  Then for the square mortar board part I cut out a 3/4" piece of cardstock, drew lines from point to point on both sides, then measured in 1/8" on two opposite points, and 1/4" on the remaining opposite points. Then I hand cut between the marks (I hope that is clear enough for you). 
You can adapt this punch image to any school colour by adjusting the colour of the sash and the tassel.  You could even put glasses on it if you wish.
Back tomorrow with the card Graddy is sitting on ......          

7 comments:

Sandy said...

Hey Miss Glenda --- this is really a hoot! I love it!!!!
Sandy

Theresa said...

Hi Glenda,
Love your card. I need some grad cards for my stash and will case this card. Hope that is ok.
Theresa in Kitimat

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh geepers- I LOVE this!!! I just got the punch (finally gave in)...and I have three graduating this year! Thank You!

Rea said...

This guy is so adorable, you are so good at making these punched embellishments. Hugs, Rea

craftystamper said...

Absolutely love the owl cards you've been coming up with lately. This one is asking to be cased. Thanks so much for all you are sharing.

Lynne said...

Oh my goodness I love your grad owl! I need two special college graduation cards in June...your owl will be perfect. Thank you for sharing.

Marisa said...

Absolutely LOVE him!!! Thanks SO much for the tutorial on how to make him. Just ordered that punch and can't wait to make one :)

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