I was completely enthralled watching Jennifer McGuire use Distress Inks with embossing folders. You can see her beautiful work and check out her video here. I immediately knew I had to give it a try.
For this background, I spread several colors of Distress Ink on the QuicKutz Zig Zag embossing folder, spritzed it with water and then ran it through my Big Kick. While it dried, I stamped the banner from Lawn Fawn's Bannerific with some Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy ink then cut it out with the matching die. I stamped the two cute little birdies from the set with some Grey Flannel Memento ink and colored them with my copic markers. I had to fussy cut those but they are so cute on the card as if they are holding the banner. I love how they look with some pop dots behind them. I added a little Wink of Stella to the banner and some simple coloring to shade the banner. I finished it off with some clear sequins because lately it seems like everything needs sequins.