The effect was really simple to achieve: I ran the die and card through my Cuttlebug, then didn't move a thing (except for removing the Die of course!) before applying the linen and canvas embossing plate on the same piece of card, and finally teased the sections of the leaf but kept the stem in place. With Sympathy by Amy Wanford
By Sandma. Create sea and sand with ink dusters. (She used Memento Desert Sand and Rish Cocoa; Impress Pale Aqua; and Distress Stormy Sky inks.) Then wet the duster and drag it across the sea. Stamp "Windswept" (Inkylicious), sentiment, and birds. Dust/sponge the edges of the top half of the card with Pale Aqua ink.