Die cut a delight and make this pretty papercut effect card – it’ll be a hoot!
Die cut the owl from cream paper and use a fine embossing tool to poke out all of the loose elements. Choose a background paper colour that will show the intricacy of the die.
Draw around the owl die cut onto tracing paper and mark the 10.5x15cm aperture. Draw a branch across and add twigs and leaves, joining the owl to the aperture.
Print text and numbers 2.5cm tall to fit above and below the owl. Trace the number so that it touches the aperture’s top edge, overlapping the owl’s head. Repeat with the word.
Tape the template onto cream paper and lay the design on a cutting mat. Use a very sharp craft knife to carefully cut along the pencil lines. Lift out the segments as you go.
Trim the papercut to leave a 1cm border around the edge of the card as a frame. Arrange on the 14x18.5cm background paper and mark the position of the owl.
Spray adhesive on the reverse side of both pieces. Stick the owl where marked and add the papercut on top. Cut 5mm strips of contrast paper for the borders and add gems.
This charming owl card is ideal for autumnal birthdays. The Intricut Owl Die is available to buy for £12 from www.hobbycraft.co.uk.