I used cork to create the background. I removed the backing sheet revealing a sticky backing. I adhered it to a piece of card stock for stability (cork is very flexible).
I inked the inside of my embossing folder (raised side), placed the cork side down on the ink and ran it through my Big Shot. It transferred the ink design and embossed at the same time - love how it turned out ... lots of texture with the cork.
I added two simple leaf dies and sentiment ... makes a great masculine card.