This weekend, Operation Write Home partnered with several stamping/scrapbooking companies for their Spring blog hop, which was all about creating masculine cards. On their part of the blog hop, Clearsnap featured a video tutorial for creating an embossed image with a blended ink background. You can see the tutorial here.
I used some stamps from Unity Stamp Co. and Simon Says Stamp, a Spellbinders die and embossing folder, along with some of the Clearsnap pigment ink pads in three shades of blue and teal for my version of this card.
If you're not familiar with Operation Write Home, you can read all about them here. They do a tremendous job of collecting hand made cards from crafters everywhere, and sending them to our troops so they have cards to send back to their families. It's a very worthwhile cause, so if you have extra cards in your stash, or some time to make a few cards, you should check them out.