This is for Jeanne's Hope You Have a Great Day HYCCT challenge, to make a card that will put a smile on the recipient's face. I hope this one will! I'd originally been planning on using Snoopy because he makes everybody (almost!) smile, but I didn't have a stamp that would work with today's sketch, so I came up with these guys instead. I normally go more colourful on the beaks, but I've gone for a sort of old-fashioned retro feel with a simple colour scheme.
Base is embossed and some of it sanded. Brown strip is embossed with a woodgrain ef to look a bit like a twiggy nest. The balloon is cut out, and tied with gold wire threaded through the toucan's beak, and popped up on foam. All the squares are also popped up on foam. This was a fun sketch - though I had to squish it to work on a square card since my birds weren't going to fit on an A2 base.