Emboss resist is a fun technique and has become a favorite of mine. Here, I stamped the large flowers from Stampin' Up's True Friend on the shimmer light green background cardstock (as opposed to the usual glossy white cardstock for this technique) in Versamark ink and then clear embossed them. Then a few more large flowers were stamped in Versamark and just left to dry. These will leave a slight ghost image to your background, not as prominent as the embossed flowers.
Then I brayered celery ink over the background and buffed the excess ink off the embossed flowers. Next I stamped the smaller group of flowers in celery ink and sponged olive ink in the middle of the embossed flowers, to darken that area a bit more. Hopefully you can see a few more details in this close-up (click on the photo, for a larger view):
The 4.25" square card base is olive cardstock and so is the scalloped mat behind the large focal flower -- it was just sponged with olive ink to darken it.
The large focal flower was inked with a celery marker on the leaves & stem and artichoke marker for the flower head, and then stamped. A clear crystal brad was used for the flower center. A little paper piercing was done to the top scallop and bottom of the card. Some vintage silver brads and white taffeta ribbon finish off this card.
I hope you all enjoy the weekend -- check back a little later today for a photography tutorial I've been working on!