This little card is more index card size than a normal card might be. It was cut at 4 inches. I did the base card layer with blue card stock, then cut the same base card cut again but in the yellow swiss dot. I then cut the bird cage OFF the yellow layer and then adhered the frame that was left of the yellow card base over the blue card base and adhered. Next I cut just the bird cage in black cardstock and layered over the blue cage.
TIP: The black layer cage needs to be cut 1/4 inch smaller than your card base so it fits better. I cut this one at 3 3/4 inches so it fit over the blue card cage layer better. It left just a slight blue shadow around the edges which I think worked well with it.
After all this layering, then you see a yellow swiss dot framed card, with a black cage with slight blue shadow and a blue bird.
To make the blue bird stand out more, I used a blue glaze pen and covered it so it now slightly shiny. And added a black eye with a black glaze pen.
To the black bird cage, I added mirrored studs using my new iRock tool. Love that thing...it was the final perfect touch to the cage.
I backed the image with some Basic Grey paper I had in my stash to add a little more color. I then lightly inked around the edges of the card with Peeled Paint distress ink just to make it pop a little more.
I kinda like my little card....what do you think of it?