One of my sister's boys has a birthday in October a few days after my own son, Mark's, birthday. Well, why not...doesn't EVERYONE want a birthday in October! I just counted up, and I have 12 birthdays in October with 9 of them before October 15th, plus an anniversary in mid-October as well, and not to mentioned, Halloween cards! It's a very BUSY month! I think I'm overwhelming myself just thinking about it!!!
This post is about my sixth birthday card this month for my nephew, Davis. My mojo was sending me to thinking about a card using owls as they just seem to go with fall and the month of October, in my mind anyhow! I had a stash of paper by Echo Park called Fall Fever from a few years back loaded with leaves, owls, and trees, and the owl paper just spoke to me. A friend of mine, Misty Bradley, made a card several years ago with this very same paper, and I thought I would borrow the theme of her layout with a repositioning and changes here and there to make it my own. She gave me some Cricuit cut letters for the word fall that she used on her card, and I found them stored with the paper, so away I went. My card will be a squat rectangle rather than the traditional 5" x 7", with a few more color layers added, and I thought the birthday sentiment, WHOO's BIRTHDAY??, would fit the bill. What probably doesn't show in the picture is the little red owl that I decided to fussy-cut out of the paper, added googlie eyes, and popped him up on his own image from the paper below. This is my card that evolved using a layout similar to Misty's and a bit of my mojo added for Davis's birthday. I hope he enjoys his little fall owl card as much as I enjoyed making it!
Paper: Bazzill Mono cardstocks: Brown (base), Saltillo (red-orange), Coastal, Glow, Pear, Dotted Swiss-Mud Puddle; Echo Park Fall Fever Owl/ Stripe. Spellbinders dies: Circles/ Scallop Circles. May Arts Hemp Twine. Stash: Googlie Eyes, Cricuit Letters. Fishtail banners: hand-cut. (Size: 5"x6-1/4").