For my card, I chose a masculine theme and using punched feathers for my embellishments. The larger circles are layered with textured card stock circles of the same size.
The A Birthday Wish sentiment is made of the same metallic paper as the background stripes and is raised on 3D adhesive for some added dimension.
Start with a plain card stock and a coordinating decorator paper. I always layer them to give it more depth and dimension. Cutting your decorator paper 1/2 inch smaller than your card will give you a nice 1/4-inch border all the way around.
Then just grab your punches and have fun! They can be all the same size, mixed together or a whatever your creative heart feels like making. Coordinate their color and images with the background paper so you’ll have an attractive, cohesive design.