Sunday, June 7, 2015

How to Ground an Owl

You don't. You put it on a branch.

Yes, I do know my statement that you don't ground an owl is factually inaccurate. We regularly visited an adorable little burrowing owl who lived in a hole in the ground outside our apartment complex in Sacramento, California, in 1988. But mostly, I think of owls in trees, so here's an owl in a tree.

Let's get back to the card. Okay?

The sentiment is from another Clearly Besotted set...a nice, large sentiment with cool fonts. The branch is clearly too short for the owl because you can't put the owl on it AND attach the branch to anything. What good is it to ground tree the owl if the branch itself is floating around the card?

No good at all.

So putting the branch to the right of the sentiment creates a sense of connectedness. Think of it this way..."Happy Owl on a Branch Birthday." That's how it reads, left to right, and then down to the next line.

I hope that makes sense. Sometimes things sound better in my head than they read on the internet.

And now I have used every single stamp in the Woodland Pals set. It's happily stored in my stamp stash box labeled "Fauna." Yay!!!

stamps: Clearly Besotted
ink: Hero Arts
paper: Papertrey
accessories: rhinestone flowers


  1. Yes yay! Love how you grounded all your critters and solved your floating branch dilemma!

  2. Brilliant treatment for a short branch. This simple card is all kinds of fabulous!


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