Browns are not usually my "thing" and neither is distressed. So this is my absolutely first card that is distressed, and browns. I used a cuttlebug folder for the background and inked only the raised part and not solidly. The stamp is one I've had for ages I think Stampendous. The ribbon is from the Dollar Tree. My cards still look like a 6 year old made them. Well not ALL of them.
After awhile I've started to like the card, anyway. Hope my son and dear DIL like it, it's for their birthdays, and the inside says "happy birthdays to you".
I think for me I love the process and am not always pleased with the final. I need to practice more. I go for what I want and not copying others, and then I judge by comparisons. Silly me.