Last night I played with a Wordsworth set, It's Your Day. Birds of all sorts seem to be "in" right now, and I don't have many of them--a fraction of as many as I have flowers! I thought that I'd pull out one of the two bird sets that I have and give it a whirl. The finished dimensions of this card are 3-1/4" x 6-1/2". I stamped the tree trunk in Versamagic Jumbo Java, the owl in Versamagic Night Sky and Pumpkin Spice, and the sentiment in Versamagic Tea Leaves and Key Lime. (The Key Lime is on top of the trunk, and the Tea Leaves is the rest of the sentiment. That was a little tricky but possible because this is a clear set of stamps.)
After stamping the owl, tree, and sentiment, the whiteness of the paper seemed awfully stark, especially since the owl (usually nocturnal) was wide awake. So I tool my Copic Airbrush System and my BV04 marker and airbrushed some night sky behind where I wanted to pop up the owl image. I was pleased with how that turned out since the darker background really makes the owl's eye whites stand out.
I used some Rubber Soul Meadow's Edge printed card stock as my background layer and matted with Rubber Soul's Limeaid.The green ric rac was some that I picked up in a cloth department, and while I love ric rac, it was not tying nicely. To solve that problem, I stretched the straight line around the patterned layer and taped in on the back, then tied a knot in a short piece and attached it with a mini glue dot. That made it lay much more nicely than it would have if I'd just wrapped it and tied the knot. Mini brads are SU Rich Regals.
Have a lovely day!