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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