Well, finding myself needing two "manly" birthday cards (HMMMM.....so not my favorite) this month, I decided that now was the time to break the wrapper on my new Paisley cartridge. I loved the owl, and he turned out okay for a first attempt. I cut shadow at 2 3/4 and 2 1/2.......regular cuts in ivory and gold striped...inked, cut apart, and layered until I was happy with it. A few pop dots and gold crystals added for good measure. I had the background for the card already (made it last fall, but didnt' use it)....added sentiment stickers and a little trim.