I don't know about you, but my Google Reader is very organized. Way behind, but organized. When I see a card that inspires me, I put it into my CASE file so I can easily find it later when my mojo takes a hike.
The other day I was perusing my CASE file, and was inspired by this card and this one to make my own version:
The birds are from my OMG I NEED THOSE veneer birds from Studio Calico, and I might also have the hearts and the butterflies. Being veneer, I assumed they were coated, but I assumed wrong. I used my Picket Fence Distress Stain on them, and when it dried I couldn't even see it - totally absorbed into the wood. Then I pulled out the big guns ... I stuck the birds in Versamark ink and embossed them with white EP. They are popped up on tiny bits of foam tape. Lots of shadow here. :)
I really like how this came out. I'll have to play with this idea some more with some of my other shape dies in my collection. *ahem*
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