Double mat the background using a solid color and your perfectly coordinated pattern. Triple mat with a coordinating solid if you like - the more layers, the merrier, I always say.
The area with your small sentiment starts with a matted strip in a coordinating solid color and a more muted pattern. Then add two embellishments on the corner and you're all set!
Then I matted a second pattern onto a lighter colored card stock so it would stand out against the busy background pattern. This is the secret to mixing patterns - contrasting colors and making sure they don't overshadow each other.
The phrase is hand-stamped and accented with two gold gems. The paper flowers are attached to the strip with jeweled brads.
This card, along with many other paper crafts and wood gifts, is available in our Etsy shop. Come visit today for more great ideas and a gift idea or two.