The cue word immediately made me think of the phrase 'free as a bird'. Come and see what I came up with:
It won't be all that long before my daughter leaves home and I was thinking of her while making this. I was trying to convey the idea that the bird has escaped from the confines of the cage and is about to take flight. I used the wonderful Take Care set for the branch and the sentiment, the retiring Aviary set for the pretty cage and...
... Everything Eleanor for the cutie patoot bird which is a real favourite of mine. TIP: When stamping the second bird to pop up over the first, I inked her body up with a marker excluding the legs so I could leave a nice neat white border all the way around when I cut it out.
The bird in the card looks as if she's going to untie the cage before she leaves and send it crashing to the ground but I'm rather hoping that my daughter hasn't got anything dramatic planned for her departure!
Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Take Care, Everything Eleanor, Aviary (retiring)
Ink: Smoky Slate classic ink, markers
Card stock: Pacific Point, Gumball Green
Other: Linen thread, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
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Thank you so much to all the lovely people who have been so kind about my sewing accident. My finger seems to have taken being stabbed with a sharp implement in its stride and is behaving pretty much like a normal finger now!
See you tomorrow for something completely different!