I started with a background that I had received from someone else. (I believe that it was done with the technique found here: http://www.splitcoas
tstampers.com/resour ces/tutorials/faux_l eather_with_masking_ tape/) I stamped the tree on Kraft cardstock with Versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark, also, and embossed with detail gold embossing powder. I cut the tree and the matting (shimmery gold) with L-002 Nesting Squares Round Corners and I cut the sentiment and matting (also shimmery gold) with L-006 Nesting Rectangles. The card base is craft and the background layer is also matted with shimmery gold.