Here is the card I made for this challenge.
I used my Storybook cartridge to cut the cockatoo and the branch at 2 1/2". For the branch I cut it out three times. Once each in brown, green and red card stock. I pieced the blossoms and the leaves onto the branch. I used Tim Holtz distress markers in "barn door" and "peeled paint" to make the veins in the leaves and define the petals in the blossoms. The little pearl centers are from K&Co. I also used "vintage photo" to ink all the edges. For the cockatoo I inked some feathers and glued them between the shadow layer and the top layer. His eye is a gemstone from my stash. Of course, I had to pop dot him up off the paper.
The card base is from coordinations Chocolate Lovers collection. The background paper and the cockatoo are from DCWV "Far East" 8x8 paper stack. For the sentiment I punched the label from EK Success and used MCT stamp set "Happy Mail". The crinkle ribbon I dyed myself.
I love the feathers. They were easy to ink and I think they add a little whimsy to the bird. Hope you like the card as much as I do. Get out your Cricut and give this challenge a try. Most of all have fun.
Bye, Bye for Now,