It's been awhile since I took the time to work on collage techniques. Being snowed in last weekend gave me lots of time to spend crafting away. Though I combined several techniques, it came together much faster than it might seem.
I NEVER get tired of the look of resist with Distress Paint, and Antique Linen is my favorite. Notice the sun rays in the background, it gives such a subtle softness and you can keep playing over the top of it and the look will continue on through the several layers. LOVE!
The Heidi Swapp honeycomb stencil is just layer over the top of the rays and colored with Distress Inks and an Ink Blending Tool. The Happy Birthday was cut from white card stock and colored with a Copic Marker and blotted with some colorless blender on a piece of cloth. I never get tired of this gorgeous textured look. The Hero Arts bird I stamped in Cup O' Joe Shadow Ink. I stamped it on a scratch paper first to get a faded look on the card.
To finish off background, I had to try Jennifer McGuire's idea of using glitter embossing powder over the stop of embossing paste. I used Simon Says Stamp Falling Stars Stencil for this.
This edge is done with the Hero Arts Five Line Background in Soft Pool and Impression Obsession "Spatter" in Soft Sand.