My card for ICS#80 this week .
I used a glittered white cardstock base which I
cuttlebug embossed with one of my all time fave folders .
When in doubt ,( as with layouts too )
always use white or off white as a starting point .
Other good alternatives - kraft , black .
I have basically followed the sketch closely here
but scaled it for a rectangular card instead of a square one.
Sentiment is a clear stamp by Techniques Tuesday ,
layered unto a punched circle which was inked.
Can't go wrong using a border punch these days either !
Other go to ways of embellishing cards -
use flowers , ribbons , buttons , bling ( or brads )
in coordinating colors as the patterned papers .;)