To create the textural background I added crumpled tissue paper to a piece of thick white card and once dry I coloured with Antiqued Bronze Distress Stain and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and heat set with a heat tool. Once dry I applied Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink around the edges for definition and I also highlighted the wonderful texture with Treasure Gold White Fire wax.
Very difficult to spot but I have also added swirls using Wendy Vecchi's Embossing Paste and the 3 Flourishes stencil to add a little more interest in the backdrop. My aim was to add a cluster to the bottom corner of my card adding layers of interest.
Metal embellishments add further interest and texture along with added dimension to my piece. SOAR Adage Ticket has been stapled to the top right hand corner which I have crumpled and coloured with touches of Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to age.
The bird has been stamped with Potting Soil Archival Ink along with touches of background stamping. I love the detail on this bird! I have also tucked two banners behind the stamped bird image for a further layer of interest. A dimensional flower, along with brass keys have been included for further interest.