Quick tech­nique!

Die cut a de­light and make this pretty pa­per­cut ef­fect card – it’ll be a hoot!

Quick Cards Magazine - - Card Template - By Dorothy Wood


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.

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