Sometimes, though, simple and clean can be absolutely perfect.
For this sketch, you'll combine just four elements - a solid background, a patterned paper, an embellishment and a sentiment.
Where you go from there is up to you!
My textured gum drop paper runs the entire length of the left hand side of the card.
The large embellishment in the bottom corner are two 3D candy canes.
And the sentiment is a card stock sticker on red card stock, embellished with three tiny white gems.
It's a very simple card, but one that grabs your attention because it's not busy.
There are hundreds of cards like this one in our Etsy shop. We're on vacation this week to get ready for our local outdoor craft show, but come visit next week for lots of great paper crafts and wood gifts.