I know I used the labels 2 die again from Spellbinders, but really I can't help myself lol, I love Nestabilities they are one of the best tools for papercrafters. Anyhow, I decided to play along with a challenge on SCS, I took my inspiration from the poem "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou, such a great poem. Also, for the first time I used a sketch from 2sketches4you, I believe its sketch #13. The girls who create the sketches along with their design team have some serious talent. My card looks really plain compared to theirs, so go check them out. It looks like they give out a prize too.
I started out with some kraft paper (its the new white meat lol) and used some of my Sassafras paper to layer on top. Using a distressing tool, I distressed the edges of my dp and then placed it on my card base and stitched along the edge (it doesn't need to look perfect). I think it just looks cool, if you are wondering why I sewed on my card :) I used my labels 2 dies to cut and embossed the kraft and cream paper and stamped the image onto the cream card stock. Just to give the image a little depth, I colored in the bird and made a shadow underneath the cage using copic markers. The image is in the Love Nest stamp set from Flourishes llc. What card of mine isn't complete without some ribbon and a pretty bow (may arts sheer ribbon is the bomb).