A couple of weeks ago my husband convinced me to buy a "Cuttlebug" embossing/die-cutting maching. It's amazing. I made this card using one of the embossing folders. I took a simple blue ink pad (dye ink) and gently swiped it across the raised pattern. I then used a second (purple) ink pad - this one had a foam base -and swiped it across the raised pattern directly over the blue ink. Because of the soft foam base of this ink pad it sank into the non-embossed areas. I distressed the edges of the white card stock for a more tattered look. Amazing tool!