My red background was made with Distress Inks in Festive Berries and Aged Mahogany. After spreading the ink straight from the inkpads onto the paper, I sprayed with both plain water and Firefly red Cosmic Shimmer mist. The Firefly mist gave the background a golden tint that is hard to catch on photos. While the colours were settling, I added some grains of salt. I cut the A3 sheet into 8 pieces suitable for A6 cards. Part of the backgrounds got Aged Mahogany around the edges, don't they look cool?
I experimented with different techniques on the stamped images. These cards have been stamped with images from the Chocolate Baroque "Punky Flowers" -set. The ones to the left have been stamped in black and coloured with DI and mica watercolours. The images on the right have been stamped with the Distress Inks, on the less solid image there is some colouring too.
The stamp on the last cards is from the Mini Christmas Trees by Crafty Individuals. It has been inked with the Distress Inks and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
I am entering this card for the SimonSaysStamp Monday Challenge (Holidays) and the SimonSaysStamp Wednesday challenge (Holidays and Christmas)