This is the card I have made for my husband's birthday this year, it is also my first creation with my new GORGEOUS Visible Image stamps! These are the first VI stamps I have bought - but they definately won't be the last! I also used a new stencil that called out to be partnered with these stamps. I have used the 'Colours of the Wind' stamps by Visible Image; a couple of leaf stamps from my stash; Aqua Tints; Onyx Black Versafine Ink; Black Soot Distress Ink; Tando Creative mini stencil Flourish; acetate; salt. To create the background I used yellow and green Aqua Tints as a wash over a piece of white card, blending them together with a wet brush. While the inks were still wet I sprinkled rock salt all over them, spritzing water on any dry areas and leaving the panel to dry naturally. I took a piece of heatproof acetate and stamped the leaves and sentiment in black Versafine ink then heat embossed the images with black powder. I then cut all the images out, keeping very close to the outlines. When the salt was dry I rubbed it all off the panel to reveal the lovely random patterns it had made in the inks. I then applied the black DI through the stencil several times across the panel to represent the wind blowing the leaves around. I blended the DI around the edges of the panel, then matted it onto black card. On a white base card I sponged some yellow ink around the edges, and layered the panel onto it. To complete the design I attached all the images that were stamped onto acetate with dimensional glue. I am delighted with the way this design has turned out, the salt background is so effective, and the stamps give it a bold, dramatic feel. I think this design is an excellent worker card, good for male and female cards and for many occasions.