Both backgrounds are dry embossed and then colored with distress inks. The die cuts are out of grunge paper and inked with Distress Metallic Stains.
I'm entering this tags to the following challenges:
Sugar Creek Hollow - #43 Celebrate something new (Tag one: a new year - 25th birthday. Tag two: the sewing edge border)
Artful Times - #20 Get those embossing folders out
Paperminutes - #251 Time (Tag zum 25. Geburtstag)