I started with my backgrounds using a few techniques. Firstly adding ink to card, spraying and dripping water to remove ink. I also spritzed my stamp with water before 'stamping' on the inked surface to remove more ink. This gives a wonderful subtle impression of the stamp used.
I repeated with some different ink colours and also added some text to some. The stamp above is from PaperArtsy Ink and the Dog XM4.
I decided to make a Christmas box for a small present, some chocolates or table gift along with a gift card holder. I cut these out of kraft card.
Next to adhere all the pieces to my box and gift card holder.
On the box I used various stamps on brown backgrounds, leaving the red and green for the belly band. The little 'Merry Christmas' is easily cut out from the larger Christmas words stamp.