Originally the birds were in a different cage. It took up too much space and was three-dimensional looking, showing the top and side of the cage which wasn't working for this card. So I cut away the top and side and used Cricut and the Serenade cartridge to die cut a different cage and put the birds in (behind) it.
I cut the birdcage from black card stock and put a clear glitter on it which gave it a sort of green hue. The birds were already glittery (which is making it hard for me to get a good photo). I also added a little of the same glitter to the red rose.
For the sentiment I used a quote from the little vellum quote pads sold at Joann's. I put the quote on top of a vintage postcard scrap from my stash. I thought the quote was perfect because it looks like the butterfly is taking the birds on a site seeing trip! Oh, and I made little antenna for the butterfly from craft wire. Next post, I will show you the card I made using the blue rose from the tutorial.
On a totally different note, I thought some of you might be interested in a diet site I recently joined. It's called Fat Secret http://www.fatsecret.com (I'm not in anyway connected to this site except as a member.) It is totally free and IMO the best diet site on the web! You can follow the diet of your choice, Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers, Calorie Count, and many others. Or you can follow your own plan. It has the best food database and nutritional information I've found anywhere online. You choose what you ate from the database and enter it into your food diary with a click. It keeps track of your fat, carbs, and protein grams, calories, etc. There are forums, challenges, buddies, recipes and just lots of community support. I'm "Cindy 23" on the site if you want to look me up. (BTW, the 23 refers to how many pounds I want to lose this summer- not my age- LOL I wish!)
Have a wonderful Easter and thank you for visiting Paper Oasis!