For My card I used the Simon Says Stamp set: Hello friends.
And I used almost every little icon of it on the background.
I made the background by smooshing the paper (normal cardstock but 80lbs or 160grams) onto Distress inks (mowed lawn, twisted citron, seedless preserves and blueprint sketch.
I then splattered water, brushed pewter spray stain and also picket fence spray stain.
For the embossing I used Wow! embossing powder in silver pearl and Lindy's stampgang for hyacinth blue jade, silver moon turqoise and imperial crown purple gold.
I tried to match the embossing powder to the background, I don't have green so used blue or silver instead, the Wow! silver pearl and Lindy"s silver moon turqoise are almost transparent so match everywhere and are hard to see but give a lovely shine.
I cut the frontpanel slightly smaller than the cardbase and mounted it with the big momma foam tape from SSS
for more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this
I had such great fun on the blog hop and I can recommend it to anyone! So much inspiration and basically just one new fabulous Tim Holtz Stampset but all creations completely different!