I find that making cards such as this Christmas wreath card a good way of using some of the smaller scraps of card which I can't bear to throw away. The background was made by running a piece of white card through a wood grain embossing folder and then using some Distress Oxide ink as a wash to give it a bit of uneven colour, finally brushing on a darker shade to bring out some detail. This produced a suitable background for the rustic style of wreath with a selection of die cut sprigs and flowers. The 'berries' on the sprigs were made with liquid pearl drops and left to dry thoroughly before making up the card. A die cut sentiment and that's another Christmas card done and dusted.
Wood effect - embossing folder by Sizzix for Stampin' Up
Wreath and Flowers - Sizzix die set
Berries - added to sprigs with liquid pearl drops
Sentiment - Britannia dies