This is my favorite, so far, of the cards I've done with my Tim Holtz papers. By stamping and inking the edges of the background paper before I embossed it, the card has more dimension. I also dragged a Chestnut Brown ink pad across the embossed lines.
I wanted this card to represent "travel". Sort of like sending a postcard back home to show where you've been. It needed some dark, grungy elements added to it and I just didn't have anything that fit what I had in mind.
My husband worked overseas for several years and has quite a few foreign coins and some paper currency. He got it out for me and I just picked out some coins and bills and made a copy of them. The old Russian rubles worked great. I punched them out, inked the edges and pop-dotted them onto the card.