I started out with the idea in mind of using the tissue paper technique Tim used on tag 12 of the 12 Tags of Christmas this year. Except that I didn't go back to review the steps. I just plowed ahead, and as a result skipped a few along the way. But no worries; my unintentionally simplified version works too.
I stamped the background with one of Tim's flourishy stamps, filling it up (using black archival ink), then covering it with a piece of the music tissue paper (using Ranger's matte Glue N Seal). Since I skipped the step where you lighten the stamped images with Picket Fence Distress Stain, you can see quite a bit of the stamping under the music. Which works for me. I also skipped the wrinkling the tissue paper step as well as the cover it all with stickles step.
To add even more tissue to the mix, the image I chose is actually cut from a decorative napkin, glued down with....you guessed it.....Glue N Seal. I covered her printed feathers with some real ones and added a bit of bling in the center.
The bits of sparkle around the edges comes from Suze Weinberg's Beadazzles (in Purple Rain). In case you don't know, Beadazzles are a great mix of micro beads and glitter, and I stocked up on a huge number of them at a Ranger Warehouse Sale a couple of years back. I don't even know if they are still manufactured, but they are a very cool embellishment. And a tip: after adhering them to your project, a light coat over top with....yep.....Glue N Seal, will keep them all in their place forever.
The birthday greeting was made from Jenni Bowlin's mini letter stickers.
If you look closely, you can see some of the stamping/music tissue paper through the image of the dancer, and I think that is very very cool.