Last weekend we had a fantastic time at our dear friend Russel's 50th birthday party, so I wanted to share the card I made for him. Russel is one of the kindest guys you'd ever hope to meet, so I wanted to make him a special card...but what to do? He loves listening & playing music & is a big Elvis fan, so I thought a music theme would be good, plus he has a great sense of humour so I wanted it to be a fun card. Enter Splitcoast sketch challenge 324, my trusty owl punch, tiny scraps of card, & some Elegant Soiree DSP & you get...Elvis the Owl!
To make the collar, I cut a little slit in an owl chest piece, so I could fold down the top. The belt is just a strip of card & the buckle is metallic silver card.
I wanted him to wear sunglasses (which clearly all rock owls must), so I used Crystal Effects® on the smaller circle & added a spot of white gel pen. I wasn't sure about how they turned out, but he just didn't look 'rock' enough with normal eyes.
The wings holding his Grunge Rock guitar are 2 step birdie punch wings folded over. The guitar is inked with not quite navy, but I stamped off first.
drop me a line & leave a comment if you like Elvis. Thanks for stopping by.
Inky wishes, Di
PS: Some Elvis Trivia – while googling to try to find an Elvis owl to case, I discovered that Elvis actually had a suit with a big silver owl belt – strangely enough called the blue owl suit!....so of course my Elvis the owl had to wear a blue suit too.
Stamps: Grunge Rock (Summer Mini), Curly Cute
Card/Paper: marina mist, soft suede, very vanilla, crumb cake, not quite navy, metallic silver, card Elegant Soiree DSP
Ink: marina mist, soft suede ink pad, not quite navy marker, white gel pen
Accessories: Crystal Effects®
Tools: 2 step owl punch, 2 step bird punch, Big Shot, Timeless Type junior alphabet dies
2 months ago