I made this card for one of the Free For All Challenges last month. We were to create a card with a window in the front. I recently had gotten some stamps from Mark’s Finest papers and decided to use this sweet owl from the stamp set Owl Be There.  It was stamped in Walnut Stain Distress ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and cut out with Petite Oval Nestabilities.  The flower center of the owl was colored with Copic Markers (Y21, YR21, YR23). An orange Rhinestone was adhered in the center of the flower.  It was layered on a Old Olive piece of cardstock that had been cut with Label 10 Nestabilities and stamped with a stamp from the Background Fun Stamp Set in Forest Moss Distress ink. A 1/4″ frame was cut out of Chocolate Chip cardstock with Petite Oval Nestabilities and sponged with Walnut Stain Distress ink.


The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Deepest Mahogany cardstock folded in half. An oval window was cut into the card front with Petite Oval Nestabilities. A 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Paperwas layered with a 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ piece of patterned paper out of the paper pack. A border was cut out of white cardstock with Lattice Borderabilities. It was adhered over the top of the paper strip. the two punch outs of the border were taped to the top left and right corners of the card front. Split Pea Rhinestones topped those off. The layer was stitched to a 3 15/16″ x 5 3/16″ piece of Whisper White cardstock. An oval was cut through those layers before they were adhered to the card front.

A frame was cut out of Old Olive cardstock by layering a Petite Oval into a Label 10 Nestabilities. The edges of the frame were sponged with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. The frame was stamped with the Cracked background stamp from the Background Fun Stamp Set. A bow made with Mahogany Satin Ribbon adhered to the frame with a glue dot. More Split Pea Rhinestones were adhered to the top of the frame as well as the bottom right of the card front.

The sentiment is from Owl Be There. It was stamped in Walnut Stain Distress Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock, cut out with Petite Oval Nestabilities and sponged with Dried Marigold Distress Ink. It was adhered to the card front with dimensionals.  


For the inside of the card a 1 3/4″ x 3 15/16″ piece of Early Bird patterned paper was stitched to a 3 15/16″ x 5 3/16″ piece of Whisper White cardstock. The main image along with it’s layers was adhered in the center so you can see it to the window of the card front.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day! Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

12 Responses to “Birthday Owl”

  1. This is beautiful – your choice of DP’s is perfect with that wonderful owl image. Another amazing creation!

  2. LOOOOOOOOOOVE this my friend! GORGEOUS colors and papers and the frame is AMAZING!

  3. Wow, how cool! Love that window!

  4. Gogeous colours! Love the frame and colouring of the flower in the owl!

  5. What a superb design. Love the wonderful mix of colors, papers and details. Gorgeous card, Beate.

  6. Zauberhaft … wunder…wunderschön liebe Beate. Man kann über Deine Wahnsinns-Werke immer nur staunen …

    Begeisterte Grüße
    von Anke

  7. very clever love all your card designs

  8. This is so lovely! Love the design! 🙂

  9. So many details and I love each one. Great job and how funny that I was just thinking about using a window technique but then saw your corner bookmark technique. You’re the greatest. TFS

  10. This is gorgeous!

  11. that owl is beautimous! too pretty!

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