I Copic colored up the bird in a bright red and then added a coating of Glossy Accents over the beak, claws and eyes for some shine. I also added some flecks with a Uniball Signo White Gel Pen to make the feathers pop. Then I thought I could emphasize that mad, unstable feeling of falling in love by attaching the bird to an action wobble (how to make a DIY action wobble in my blog linked below).
I wanted a Valentines themed background, but I didn't want to distract from the crazy, love-sick bird, so I used three of the stamps from the Carabelle-Studio Follow Your Heart stamp set but did not add any color to them. Instead, I added some subtle dimension and shine to parts of these background images using a Tsukineko VersaMarker and clear embossing powder for some heat embossing.
For finishing touches, I inked the edges of the card front with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot, glued on a handful of sequins topped with Ebony glitter glue for sparkle and interest, and I even splattered on some diluted black acrylic paint for a light grungy look.
Thanks so much for joining me today here at Topflight Stamps! If you'd like more details about how to make a DIY action wobble or any of the products I used for this card, please visit me at my CraftyPaws Blog HERE.