I used the Smoky Slate as my base and then added a layer of Basic Grey that I embossed using the beautiful Filigree Frame embossing folder. I added a bit of Encore Silver ink which I sponged over the raised design---not a lot, but enough to pick up the embossing just a bit more.
Inside the embossed frame, I added a piece of the pretty Smoky Slate and white design from last year's Winter Frost Specialty Designer Paper cut with a Deco Collection framelit. I sponged the perimeter using Basic Grey before adhering it. I used Dimensionals to adhere the Basic Grey piece cut using my Chalk Talk framelit to the centre of that after heat embossing the bottom with "christmas" in Silver embossing powder.
Then I cut out a piece of Silver Foil using the retired "Merry" thinlit and also heat embossed two copies of the holly from the top of the Christmas Bauble using Silver embossing powder onto a piece of Smoky Slate. I used Tombo glue to attach the "Merry" and then fussy-cut the holly pieces after colouring the berries with the lightest of my Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities. I sponged a bit of Encore Silver ink over the leaves and berries to turn the colour into more of a blush and then attached them using Dimensionals.
A scattering of tiny Jewel Basic Rhinestones finished off the card.
The only thing wrong with using silver and subtle colours is that photos are difficult to take. Without a flash (above), the embossed "christmas" and silver embossing around the holly is difficult to appreciate. With a flash (below), the colours are slightly "off". If you can imagine a mix of the two, that would be my card.