Starting with Certainly Celery card stock and layering glossy white and chocolate chip make the tree pop. This easy technique works best on glossy to get the marbled color effect background. I stamped the tree and embossed with white embossing power. Using a dauber in certainly celery ink rub firmly (Tech term is "burnish") the ink into the card stock leaving some white space to fill in with the 2nd color Chocolate chip. You can use more colors for the background - just remember to start with the lightest color first. You can cover the light with the darker shades, but you cannot cover the darker with the lighter shades. So adding more light color to start with will give you a better turn out in the end. Blend the colors as you "burnish" them into the card stock working them right over the tree and in the little crevasses. When done creating the background, whip the tree off with a paper towel. The towel can be moist a little, but don't get the background wet or you can clean off the glossy card stock before the ink has a chance to dry. That brings be to the next tip: gloss paper takes a little longer, this gives you time to work with the ink while on the paper.