made this for a swap, but also fits for the Oct Card Challenge technique Pastels on Black.
Simple card really- invitation size- cut a black face 5.25"x4" then used a CTMH stamp set called Life is a Tweet- first stamped the sentiment w/Versamark then heat embossed w/blue embossing powder. Then did the same for the bird & sun but used Sunny Yellow embossing powder. I used a water color pencil to color in the bird so he would have a little more presence. Next I inked the edges of the white card base then applied the black face. To add an additional touch, I stamped a couple of the small images from the stamp set onto the envelope. Now it's ready to address & send to male or female of almost any age.