The background of this card was made using a faux leather technique. You start by layering the entire card with masking tape, then use several shades of brown inks to age it. I recycled carefully recycled a aluminum can and used a diamond plate embossing folder to create this masculine look. I taped it down with the blue painters masking tape. Next I used alphabet dies to cut "hello" from a sheet of cork. Then I layered it onto some distressed some orange cardstock. The tool stamps came from Technique Tuesday.