Have you ever made a shadow box card? It is really pretty easy and gives you lot's of opportunity to layer and get all 3D with it. Here is a tutorial from the blog on how to make these; http://thestampingstudioblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/shadow-box-card-tutorial.html
Here is my new favorite embellishment - a button with a knotted ribbon on top.
Here are the Copic marker colors I used to color the images: greens; YG00, YG03 blues;BG01, BG05, pinks; RV02, RV04, yellow for beak Y11