This was a card I had an idea for back in January, but at the time didn't feel up to following through with the idea. The stamps are by Elusive Images, the leafy swirl is from a Graphicus Guild members limited edtion themeplate and the text is from the Words of Gratitude themeplate.
Both were stamped with green pigment ink and then embossed with clear EP. I blended Distress inks over the card stock and stamped the small thank you message over that. The clear embossing over the leafy leafy swirl resisted the blue of the distress inks.
The paper on the background is from the Artylicious Damask Delights CD and the gems were from my stash, they started as clear gems but I tinted them with Denim Alcohol ink.