Welcome! I've been working on a big project for the last few days, but I finally finished it and had a chance to play with ink last night, getting one more Christmas card made for my stash. This one qualifies as "easy-to-make, easy-to-mail," I think!
I started with glossy cardstock and a Teflon mat, as well as a few of my Copic Various inks/reinkers: BG05, B66, B69, B41, and some Copic colorless blender in a spritzer bottle. I randomly dripped ink on the teflon mat, then placed my glossy cardstock facedown in the ink, repositioning and twisting it until I was basically happy with the coverage. I let it dry for a couple of minutes, then lightly spritzed with colorless blender for added texture. (If you get too much colorless blender, it muddles rather than leaving distinct texture.) By this point, it reminded me of a starry sky; I chose a simple sentiment from Power Poppy's O Holy Night stamp set and embossed it with Filigree detail silver embossing powder. (If your ink is still the least bit sticky, you will want to use an embossing buddy to lightly powder the surface and prevent stray embossing powder from sticking to the ink.)
After finishing my background and heat embossing the sentiment, I was ready to dress my card up a bit. I wanted to keep it simple to avoid competing with the inky background, so I chose a Spellbinders A-2 Bracket Borders One die templates to cut and emboss just the bottom of my card front and card base. Next I used a silver paint pen to edge the card front and a silver cord to tie a box--nice and thin for mailing purposes. :-)
I think I'll probably make a few more of these! Thanks for visiting, and have a great day,