On this sketch, you'll have a solid color as the background and a busier print pattern on top. The paper strip will have a notch cut out of the bottom to make it look like a ribbon and will be made from a lighter color so the phrase stands out.
Let your imagination run wild with the embellishments. You'll want them to be a little bigger than normal so they'll stand out against the busy patterned paper and the plain-ness of the paper strip.
I used vellum stickers for the greeting, so the paper had to be a little lighter for it to stand out. Then it's accented with several paper flowers, layered and attached with black metal brads.
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