This card has lots of inking and stamping.
It is hard to tell from the photo, but the embossed background on the bottom is on the inside of the card. The card front only goes as far as the blue stripe.
Step one was to cut off the bottom of the front of a topic folding card base made from white cardstock. I cut it about an inch up or so but you can do what you want. Then I opened up the card and put some 3M tape on the paper to create the place where I would emboss (and then ink) that background stamp area. I stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed in white embossing powder.
Then using a mini-round ink applicator I applied ink to the embossed area. The embossing resists the ink. After I was done I took a cloth and wiped over the area to be sure that there was no ink on the embossed parts.
Then I moved to the card front. I used the same green tape and masked off all but a thin line across the bottom and used the same blue ink to add a blue stripe.
I removed the green tape and then stamped the Simon Says Stamp You matter background stamp using the same blue ink. You can see that I put some more green tape at the fold of the card to be sure none of it stamped on the back side of the card. Then I set this piece aside.
To create the "hugs" I applied Catkin ink to a piece of white cardstock using the mini-round ink applicator. This was the best way to be sure that it matched the green on the bottom of the card exactly. After I die cut the word I attached a small strip of cardstock, temporarily, to the back so that I would have something to hold on to for the next step. I applied Versamark to the word then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then two more times I applied Versamark and added more embossing powder. This makes it smoother and thicker each time and you do this until you like the result.
I adhered it to the front of the card. Then I added some Nuvo drops to the front and let them dry. And this card was done!
Thanks for hanging in there with me on what has turned out to be a background stamp mini-series! Ha!