I choose to use a DL card, I do like them for some cards, for they give depth. The background to this card is the result of one of those messy spritz and spray sessions I so enjoy from time to time. I use so many methods of just making a mess, I can't recall the colours I used but they would be a mixture of Cosmic Shimmers and TH Distress Inks, with a few splashes of clear water here and there. I stamped the flowers and humming bird with memento Tuxedo Black ink and then heat embossed with clear EP. I used a black card to matt it, then onto red card. Small diamond jewels were added, for a little extra bling. Sadly Cosmic Shimmers don't shimmer on photos as they do IRL.
Stamps used are from Kanban. I look forward to blog surfing to see your first entries in 2012 to our challenge blog at Make My Monday.