I created the background for the bird cage with the Watercolor Smooching technique. Here's a link to the tutorial I found on line. I used an acrylic plate, dye ink pads and light watercolor paper.
I cut the bird cage at 4" with the Cricut and the Straight from the Nest cartridge from blue card stock. I cut the bird from yellow card stock to make it a canary. It adhered over the blue one cut with the cage. I took the swirl from the bottom edge of the cage to create a hanger. I added a bit of a link between it and the cage with a marker.
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Come and Get It Challenges - Make your own Background