I played in the craft room just a bit again yesterday. It worked out perfectly to use as a welcome to fall.
First I started with plain white cardstock and I used cotton balls to rub on different shades of ink to cover the entire area.
I did the same thing to a smaller square piece of white cardstock which I then embossed and rubbed the raised areas to highlight the embossing.
Then I put it together with some colored cardstock and ribbon to make a card.
I forgot about protecting the back of the card from the ink that was all over the mat I was working on. Oh well. I guess the back has some decoration too.