I decided to use the Four Feathers stamp set and coordinating framelits. That made up my circle. Then I stamped, coloured and fussy-cut the bird from the An Open Heart stamp set. Yes, I'm always fussy-cutting, aren't I? It seems to be something I can't get away from.
I used Crumb Cake as my base cardstock, followed by layers of Tangelo Twist, Naturals White and, finally, a piece of the beautiful Colour Me Autumn Designer Series Paper. I used my 2 1/4" circle framelit to cut out the centre of the Designer Paper and then glued in the same size in Naturals White cardstock which I had first embossed using my Woodgrain embossing folder. I liked the textured look of it behind my bird.
Around the circle I used Dimensionals to attach the six feathers that I had stamped and cut out. Then I used my Autumn Accents Bigz die to cut an acorn from a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock. I used a sponge to add some Baked Brown Sugar colour to the top of it and then glued the acorn to a piece of Whisper White. Then I cut very close to the acorn shape, leaving a very thin border of white. Finally, I used Memento black ink to stamp the acorn with "Oh Happy Day" from the Hello Love hostess stamp set.
To finish up I cut a narrow piece of Burlap ribbon and carefully took out the stitching. Then I cut one end into a banner shape and glued that just under the feather circle. I attached the acorn at the right end using Dimensionals. I also mounted the bird on Dimensionals and added some Tombo glue to both the beak and feet so that when I attached the bird, the feet and beak were also attached.
For more cards using this sketch, check out The Paper Players.