I did make a card last night but didn't get the picture taken yet! But I am going to add the description so I can just come back with the picture and be done!! - added picture now :)
This card mat was made using an Impressionables metal embossing plate and brayered with Early Espresso ink. I plan on making it again once I've received my new Impressions Folder from SU (Vintage Wallpaper). I was actually disappointed with the lack of crispness on the metal plate - although I know if you spritz with water that helps. The Impressions folders are super crisp and the embossing is very raised and obvious without water!
The image is from the Hostess Level 1 set - Because I Care (from Sneak Peek #2 but I wanted to do my own take). I stamped the image twice, once on the white mat and once on a scrap piece - both in Early Espresso to make it more vintage-y (if find black is harsher and takes away from this look). I coloured the scrap flower with some of our new colours - leaves in Pear Pizzazz (one of the new In Color for 2010-2012), the flower in three colours for depth - Concord Crush (new In Color), Perfect Plum and Baja Breeze (new colour but was an old In Color and one of my all time favs!!). I also stamped a few extra small flowers, colored and adhered on top of flower with dimensionals. I then cut the entire flower out and layered on the white mat with dimensionals. I think it really adds some "WOW" factor.
The sentiment is from a new stamp set (name escapes me at the moment, I think Punches for All) and I used the Oval and Scalloped Oval punches.