I enjoy attempting to replicate the look of worn and old paper. For this card, I used one of the alcohol ink backgrounds I posted the other day with justjohanna images. Following Godeleive's lead for gold embossing, I embossed the edges of the AI background. On the bird and cage, I used paper that I dyed with Scattered Straw distress ink and then stamped in Walnut Stain distress ink. Before affixing the elements to the card, I stamped the scroll and also aged the edges of the cardstock.
Stop back by tomorrow; I'll show you what I made with the other half of this background. See you then!