I first stamped a word background over a matte coat card stock using VersaMark ink. Once that was dry I brayered a gray die ink over the word background. It was pretty subtle so I added a fine mist of Shimmer Spray. Still not liking it I added a star stenciled background using a silver embossing paste. Finally I threw it into my holding bin because that background was not ever going to work for a summer card. You can tell that I'm getting just a little bit desperate here as I search for inspiration to finish my Christmas cards. ;)
Card size: A2 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Stamps: Penny Black- Holiday Snippets(outside), Mama Elephant- Jingle Greetings(inside)
Ink/Color: Studio 490 Embossing Paste Silver, Archival Jet Black
Specialty Paper: DCWV Glitter Cardstock Stack 6x6
Dies: Impression Obsession- Reindeer Flourish and Cardinals
Embellishments: Docrafts Papermania Adhesive Stones- Silver