Octavia The Ostrich – I Love You

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Today’s handmade card has been created for the challenge at I Love Promarkers Challenge #550.

The theme for this challenge is Anything Goes with the option of Animals.

You must use alcohol markers on your work to join in the fun, any brand is excepted.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Dr. Digi’s House Of Stamps.

For my card I have used one of their digital images called Octavia The Ostrich.

Handmade card using an image from Dr. Digi's House Of Stamps

Here is a tutorial on how I created this card.

You will need :

7″ By 7″ White Card Base
Dr. Digi’s House Of Stamps Digital Image – Octavia The Ostrich
White Card
Black Card
Red Card
The Crafty Witches – Love Gnomes Digital Download Collection.
Heart Dies
Glue / Double Sided Tape
Foam Pads


Print the digital image Octavia The Ostrich twice on to white card.
Then choose and print one patterned paper, one banner sheet and one alphabet sheet.

Layer one:
Cut a square from black card measuring 16 cms by 16 cms.
Cut a square from white card measuring 15.5 cms by 15.5 cms.
Cut a square from the patterned paper measuring 15 cms by 15 cms.
Matt and layer together and attach to the card base.

Layer two:
From the banner sheet, cut out two different size banners.
Attach to the card base on the left using foam pads.

Layer three:
Colour in the image’s, I used promarker pens.

1st image:
Head / Beak: Blush, oatmeal, satin, amber, gold.

2nd image:
Head + Legs / Beak: Caramel, burnt sienna, umber, satin, gold, amber, cool grey 3, 4.
Body: Black, cool grey 3, 4, 5, burgundy, cardinal red, crimson.

Handmade card using an image from Dr. Digi's House Of Stamps

Using the heart dies, cut one heart from red card.
Then using the slightly smaller heart cut out the ostrich head from the first image.
Matt and layer together and attach to the card base on the banners.

Then cut around the second image leaving a small white border.
Using foam pads attach to the card base.

Layer four:
Using the alphabet sheet, cut out the letter I, Y, O , U.
Then cut out four squares from white card measuring 2 cms by 2 cms.
Matt and layer together and attach to the card base.

To finish add an insert to the inside of the card base.


Thank you for visiting my blog and please feel free to follow and make any of my handmade card tutorials.

If you would like to see other cards I have made please have a look here:

Love Lives Here

Secret Romance : Love Conquers All

Love – Sending All My Love

British Wild At Heart : With Love

Love Conquers All


Challenges I would like to enter are:

Creative Fingers Challenge #269 – Anything Goes

Creative Inspiration Challenge #10 – Anything Goes

Through The Purple Haze Challenge #212 – Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts Challenge 9 – Anything Goes

Birthstone Challenge #7 – Garnet & Amethyst – Optional New Beginnings


6 thoughts on “Octavia The Ostrich – I Love You”

  1. carol gill says:

    Beautiful card,great design and love the fabulous ostrich image.Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts.
    Carol DT x

  2. carol gill says:

    Hi just to say this card would be perfect for our challenge at Birthstone Challenges.
    Carol DT x

  3. ilonka says:

    Such a great design, Thanks for sharing it with us at the Crafty Addicts Challenge.
    Ilonka DT

  4. carol gill says:

    Hi just poppingback to say–Thank you for joining us at Birthstone Challenges..
    Carol DT x

  5. Tinz says:

    Amazing card!

    hugz Tinz

  6. Melissa says:

    Ahhh – this is absolutely adorable! Thank you joining us at Birthstone Challenges.

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