Hot pink and teal - two of my favorite colors. This card began as a piece of left over embossed waxed paper. I covered it with Stream colored alcohol ink. I then stamped this birdhouse on it with black StazOn and embellished it with Smooch inks.
I embossed a piece of white cardstock with the same embossing folder I used for the waxed paper and glued it to the front of the card. Then I added a leftover pink glittered cardstock "frame" to frame the entire card. It wasn't quite the right size so I cut a small piece out of the center and lined up the edges - you can't even see it on the finished card.
I rounded the corners of the piece of waxed paper. The piece was smaller than I really wanted it to be, so I cut it and separated it with a white embossed strip of paper that I slipped under the pink frame.
The birdhouse didn't "pop" the way I wanted it to, so I stamped it again on glossy white cardstock and on the glittered cardstock. I cut out the house from the glittered cardstock and glued it to the glossy cardstock. I mounted it with dimensional tape on top of the previous one. Then I colored it in with Smooch ink.
For the sentiment, I die cut a tag from the pink glittered cardstock. Using the die, I traced the inner shape on a piece of white paper, cut it out, and stamped the sentiment. At this point, the card looked like this:
I liked it, but it felt a bit off balance, so I decided to create the border you see on the finished card. I cut a strip of the glittered cardstock and glued the black ribbon to it. Then I die cut a tag. It was longer than I wanted, so I just chopped a piece out of the center, taped the ends together, and added it to the border. I cut a small piece of white for the center of this tag, then added the black bow.