I enjoy the stamping technique where you emboss and image with clear powder over a patterned paper or stamped background. However, I decided to play around with the technique and used a red pearlized powder. It wasn't as opaque as some powders, so some of the paper still showed through.
To make this card, I stamped the Woodblock Bird (D1307) onto Spiceberry paper using Versamark ink. I embossed the bird with red pearl embossing powder and then sponged brown Versafine ink on top to make my bird stand out. I then cut out the bird with a circle punch, layered more Spiceberry paper, added mocha cardstock mats, and layered everything onto a kraft notecard. To finish the card, I stamped Happy Holidays (B1115) onto the card with the same brown Versafine ink.