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Free Owl Pattern with Branch and Leaves
Owls are very popular in all kinds of visual arts including jewelry making, painting, printmaking, graphic design, fabric and patterned paper designs, and, of course, scrapbooking and paper crafting papers and embellishments. This free owl pattern can be used to make owls of all different sizes, patterns, and colors for scrapbook pages, greeting cards, and even home decorating projects such as framed art pieces.
To save this pattern to your computer, simply click on the image above to see the... full-size image (it will open in a new window). Right click on the full-size image and select "save as."
To resize and print the pattern, insert the saved pattern into a word processing document and resize it as desired before printing. You could make an entire family of owls by starting with one or two larger owls and adding several small "children" owlets.
For more free patterns of birds and trees be sure to visit these pages here on About.com Scrapbooking:
Free Scrapbook Patterns: Trees, Leaves, and Birds - Here you can find several patterns for different types of trees, branches, and birds for scrapbooking and card making.
For a huge collection of free patterns for scrapbooking and card making be sure to check out the Free Paper Piecing Patterns section here on About.com Scrapbooking. Some of my favorites for card making are the Free Zoo Animal Patterns Collection and the Winter Paper Piecing Patterns Collection.Continue to 2 of 2 below.
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Owl Greeting Card Idea
This greeting card idea uses the free owl pattern. The card could be used for almost any occasion. Here you see a simple "Hello" greeting card, but it could also be used for birthdays, a new baby announcement, get-well cards, Valentine's Day card, and much more.
Supplies Used: Into the Woods Collection from Lawn Fawn. Including Card base – Sycamore; Tree branch – Birch; Hello title strip – journaling cards sheet; Owl Tummy – sequoia; Owl Wings – Spruce; and Owl Body – Maple.
Step by Step... Instructions:
- Select a background patterned, double-sided cardstock that will be the card base. Cut this base cardstock to 6 inches by 8 inches. Fold the cardstock in half so that you have a 4 inch by 6-inch card. You can decide to use the card in a horizontal or a vertical fashion. The card sample shown here is horizontal.
- Save the Free Owl Pattern to your computer following the steps on page one of this article.
- Use that pattern to construct your owl. The owl body shown on this card sample is 2 inches tall from bottom of the body to the top of the head (not including ear tips). Use patterned papers to create parts of your owl to give it more detail and dimension.
- Cut out a branch and leaves using the pattern (or, as shown here, cut a branch from the Birch patterned paper).
- Add a title strip across the bottom of the card.
- Add a sentiment, poem, or greeting inside the card. For ideas, you may want to scroll through the list of Owl Themed Titles, Poems, and Quotes for Scrapbooking and Card Making.
You can find many more card ideas using scrapbooking supplies in these articles here on About.com Scrapbooking:
Birthday Card Ideas, Christmas Card Ideas, Love and Valentine's Day Card Ideas, and More Card Ideas using Scrapbook Supplies.