I was aiming for a semi-weathered look. I had a bit of fun trying to get the background how I wanted it - which was NOT crisp, clean and all-over coverage. In the end, a baby-wipe to blur the edges a bit, then putting the stamp ink-side up and patting the card with my fingers got me what I wanted.
To further the weathered look, I've inked the edges of the white panel with Sahara Sand and a sponge, The So Saffron flower has been lightly inked in the same colour and the Sahara Sand leaves, quite heavily sponged. And how I love that linen twine - about to order my third packet. Pretty sure it's Sahara Sand coloured!
Update: Delighted to have this card chosen as a Colour Connoisseur at Colour Me
Card: Marina Mist, So Saffron, Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Stamps: Hardwood background stamp, A Dozen Thoughts
Ink: Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, So Saffron
Other: Pansy punch, Petite Petals punch, brad base, Marina Mist candy dot, linen twine, So Saffron button, square framelits, dimensionals, sponge