To make the background I cut out a circle from masking tape, then using a brush and Adirondack reinkers I applied washes of color from light to dark to the paper. I can't brayer backgrounds worth a hoot, so this was my way of doing it. The pheasant is stamped, embossed, then colored with Adirondack markers, and carefully cut out.
I'm pretty happy with it, I think Jimmy will like it! Now to figure out what to get him for his birthday....
Stamps: SU, PTI
Ink: Adirondack, Brilliance
Paper: SU, PTI
Accessories: SU hardware, PTI twill ribbon, EP, markers, Martha Stewart flourish punch