This adorable owl card was made using the new Cricut Wild Card 2 cartridge which is full of fun shaped cards, just like the previous Wild Card cartridge. All layers of the owl card, including the envelope, were cut at 4.5″ tall. The base (blue) layer & the stomach were embossed with the Cuttlebug Herringbone embossing folder. Distress Ink was added to each of the layers. Additional Black Soot Distress Ink was added under the eyes to darken the pupils, then everything was glued together using Tacky Glue.
The pattern on the blue paper wasn’t very visible after embossing. Also, because I embossed the blue paper & the yellow-orange cardstock at the same time, the blue paper tore a little. While I didn’t mind, the tearing meant that I had to be extra careful adding Distress Ink around the edges & I had to use extra glue to attach it securely to the card base.
The ‘Congrats!’ sentiment inside is also from the Wild Card 2 cartridge, although it’s not the matching sentiment for this card. The sentiment & shadow layer were cut at 1.5″ tall.
Because I used a brown cardstock for the card base, a metallic gel pen was used to sign the card. If you wanted to avoid that, a lighter cardstock could be used for the card base, keeping in mind that whatever color the card base is becomes the color of the branch the owl is sitting on.
- Cricut cartridge: Wild Card 2
- Paper: blue pattern & chevron pattern
- Cardstock: grey, brown, yellow-orange, white
- Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Herringbone
- Distress Ink: Faded Jeans, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo & Black Soot
- Tacky Glue