I have to say the sponged background and masking with post its was a good way to add color and dimension.
Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets: Loving Thoughts, Unity stamp set
Ink: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso
Accessories: Linen Thread, Neutral Candy Dots and Buttons
Tools: Project Life Corner Rounder