I ink blended the edges of this card with Vintage Photo Distress Ink (not Oxide as I usually use for ink blending, but the normal Distress Ink), as I wanted it to stain the paper, not sit on top of the paper and to blend towards a lighter central section. All the leaves where embossed before the ink blending was done and I used several different embossing powders, a different one for each leaf shape. I love the bright gold colour of the Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder, so used this also for the sentiment on the vellum. I chose an encouraging sentiment from the 'You Are' clear sentiment stamp set from Whimsy Stamps. I adhered the vellum to the card front with one strip of ATG runner tape, then obscured this with a triple loop around of twine and a bow tied in front. A rustic simple finish.