Adorable Owl Valentine Card & Technique Video

I needed a Valentine’s card for my husband and decided that the Stampin’ Up! Adorable Owl stamp set would be perfect with him. These owls are so cute and just up his alley. I colored the owls with Stampin’ Blends and did a short video on how I gave them the texture. I love to use this texture technique when I’m using shades that don’t blend real well or I’m not up to taking the time to blend the colors. The first photo shows the boy owl after coloring the parts for texture but before I added texture. The bottom, girl owl, if after adding the texture. I forgot to take a picture after adding the texture but you can see it on the card itself.

I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I enjoyed making and sharing it with you.


Let’s Get Started

  1. I stamped the two owls onto a piece of Basic White Cardstock with Black Memento Ink. For the stomachs and inner face I used the Crumb Cake Blends on the girl owl (without bowtie) and on the boy owl along with light Soft Suede and light Smoky Slate Blends. At this point I finished coloring the body of the boy owl with the Soft Suede Blends plus on the wings I added some Smoky Slate. It was here that I added the texture to the girl (stomach & face) and the boy owl (his feet, nose & bowtie are not yet colored). See short video to see how I did this.
  2. Finished coloring the girl owl with Soft Suede Blends for the rest of body. Both owls were completed as follow: Dark Petal Pink for inside ears, Daffodil Delight Blends for feet, eyes and nose. I used my Color Lifter to take ink off of the Light Smoky slate and gave the white of the eyes a little color. Real Red was used on bowtie. Fussy cut out both Owls.
  3. Fold the Balmy Blue Cardstock in half on the score line and burnish with Bone Folder. This is your card base.
  4. Use the Aspen Tree Die to cut out the panel of Mint Macaron Cardstock. Adhere to Balmy Blue card base.
  5. The Picture It Die was used to cut out the Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper. Adhere to card front over the aspen dies with Foam Tape or Dimensionals.
  6. Stamp Greeting from the Country Bouquet stamp set in Real Red Ink on White Cardstock. Attached to card front with a Glue Dot on each end over the middle large right hole.
  7. Attach both Owls using a Dimensional (were it sits over the hole) and a Glue Dot to DSP.
  8. Punch out the small heart of the Country Bouquet Punch in Polished Pink and Balmy Blue Cardstock. Using a 0.3 mm Black Fine Marker (non-Stampin’ Up!) write greetings on the hearts. Attach 3 of them to the card front with Glue Dots.
  9. For the inside I stamped the greeting from the Adorable Owl stamp set in Balmy Blue Ink and the “I Love You”from the Country Bouquet stamp set in Mint Macaron Ink. Stamp the little solid hearts from the same stamp set in Polished Pink Ink. Also, stamp some of these hearts in Polished Pink Ink on the Envelope. 
  10. And now you have a beautiful card to brighten someone’s Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget to give it to someone.

Happy Stamping!


Card Recipe


  • Balmy Blue: 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” (card base), scrap to punch heart
  • Mint Macaron: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” (aspen trees)
  • Basic White: 1/2” x 2-7/8” (greeting), 4” x 5-1/4” (inside)
  • Polished Pink: Scrap
  • Designer Series Paper: 4” x 5-1/4” (card front)

Supplies Used:

  • Stamps: Adorable Owls, Country Bouquet 
  • Dies: Aspen Tree Dies, Picture It Dies, Country Bouquet Punch
  • Cardstock/Paper: Balmy Blue, Mint Macaron, Basic White, Polished Pink
  • Stampin Pads: Balmy Blue, Mint Macaron, Polished Pink, Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Light Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Dark Petal Pink, Color Lifter
  • Adhesives: Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Liquid Glue, Foam Tape, Stampin Seal
  • Tools: Paper Trimmer, Cut & Emboss Machine, Stamparatus, Clear Blocks, Take Your Pick, Bone Folder, Stampin Pierce Mat



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