I am loving how easy it is to make pretty backgrounds with stencils and sponging. Add a couple die cuts and a little stamping and the result is a lovely card. I sponged the floral border stencil from Memory Box with a blue distress ink. Then I die cut the "hello" from Paper Smooches and layered that piece over a dark blue card base. The large bird was cut in grey with a Memory Box die. I stamped a fern with Versamark and heat set it with clear embossing powder. A black pearl completed the serene bird.