I tried to get it to crackle more by putting it through my paper crimper but that didn't make much difference, but I liked the effect and went with it, adding some Tim Holtz black soot distress ink to to edges. I love this traditional santa image which came with a QVC kit by Kanban, which I have inked the edges using peeled paint distress ink this time.
Anyway after lots of shuffling I finally managed to get six of them completed.
Cream square card from stash
SU Real Red cardstock
Image and sentiment stamp by Kanban
Tim Holtz Peeled Paint and Black Soot distress ink pads
Ribbon and brads from stash.