The green background was made by spreading Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles -Distress Inks straight on the paper from the ink pads and spraying with plain water and Colour Bloom in Pearl White. As the paper was drying, I added some seasalt. The result was so uneven I was quite disapointd to start with, but actually once the pieces were cut to a bit less than A6 size, they look really lovely.
I made the toppers by cutting A6 cardstock in two. I used the Winter Edges stamp set from Chocolate Baroque for several experiments with inks, embossing and gilding with Megaflakes Winter Dawn. Then I remembered that I have Some Christmas stamps from Crafty Individuals ( Mini Christmas Trees) and tried them too. The CI Christmas trees (with Stickles in Eukalyptus) ended being my favourite of these.
I am posting this green card for the SimonSaysStamp Monday Challenge ( holidays), and the SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge (Christmas/Holidays)