The Guest Challenge at the Paper Wishes Message Board for November is to make something with a tapestry background. You can find a great tutorial for making a tapestry background at Splitcoaststampers.
As I was getting ready to make a card for this challenge, I discovered that my white ink pad was dry, so I did things a little backward. I stamped my wreaths first and embossed them with Superfine Embossing powder, then I did the distress ink background and embossed the whole thing again with clear embossing powder. I love the textured finish.
I stamped another wreath in black for the focal and colored it with red and green smooch ink. After coloring it, I went over the lines again with a fine tipped Micron pen. For the corners, I used a gold gel pen and a swirl pattern from the Giant Spiral Card template from Hot Off The Press.