This embossing folder was a freebie from one of my magazines (BG paper, too). I just took a dauber and gently rubbed green and gold inks over the embossed image to make it more visible. I distressed all the edges in the green, added a CTMH sentiment, and a CTMH wood trinket bird. Easy, peasy.
My cuttlebug embosser was my first "big" purchase when I started making cards. It's a must have in my book.