I created the background using Wendy Vecchi's Archival Re-inker technique which you can find HERE.
used Archival Re-inkers Aquamarine and Potting Soil for the backdrop
and then added background stamping using Potting Soil Archival Ink and
distressed the edges of my piece to add to the aged feel. I cut a banner
from the inked card stock and again added background stamping and
distressed the edges with a pair of scissors.
die cut a circle from my inked card stock and then stamped the bird
with Potting Soil Archival Ink, adding Archival Ink around the edges of
the circle for definition. Three dimensional flowers have been added cut
from teal card, applying Treasure Gold Wax to the edges of each petal.
I added 'Spring' to the top of the die cut circle and added the sentiment 'Spring is here' to the bottom of the card.