I made this card for the monthly card challenge at Catherine and Cathy Create. The challenge was to add texture to your card. I first did this by using an embossing folder for the background. I loooove using them for texture- so easy and it looks SO awesome! I used a folder by Tim Holtz- I adore anything by Tim Holtz <3 I rubbed distress ink in Vintage Photo (more Tim Holtz) over the embossed area, then I felt it was too dark so I rubbed Kaisercraft Sandstone ink over it again to lighten up some of the ink. The leaves are a stamp by Stampin'Up- Magnificent Maple- such a beautiful stamp. If I had my time back I would have used a different color ink other than black to stamp with so as to lighten up the leaves a little. Anyways, it looks ok I think. The sentiment stamp is by Hampton Art, the leaves and flower are Prima, the burlap and jewels are from my stash.