Today is my stepdad's 65th birthday! Which of course makes today's DIY a handmade birthday card. I love owls! I often resort to making an owl birthday card for no particularly good reason, other than to make an owl.
I started off making my card by drawing a template on plain paper, and cutting out the different pieces needed to make the owl. I then cut out the pieces, picked out the paper I wanted to use, and then used the template to cut out all the pieces for the various sheets of paper. Once I got all my pieces cut out I picked a thick piece of handmade paper. Using a ruler and a bone folder I made a crease along the middle, and then folded the paper in half. Then I started gluing my owl down. Starting with the body, then the eyes and the bottom belly piece.
Then I glued down the two middle eye pieces, the nose, the forehead/ear piece, and the two feet.
Next I glued down two more pieces for the belly, and now you have an awesome owl card!
I wrote 'Happy Birthday' out by hand on the front. I like the uneven spacing and the way the lettering turned out, but if you want something more precise you could use a stamp.
This is the inside of my card. I made up the wording myself, and printed it off from my computer. Then I cut it out, and glued it down. Andy, my stepdad got a bit of a chuckle out of it, so I was pleased. :)
Hope you all enjoyed your Monday, happy DIYing! chris