I love working with paper, of course pretty papers help.
Paper pads have came down in price over the years and you can get get pads that have substance relatively quite cheap to what the used to be.
I used a 6 x 6 printed paper cut in half and scored in opposite directions then cut at an angle and butted together at the centre. a second paper underneath to make it pop.
layering up a Tim Holtz tattered poinsettia to use for the focal point.
the card was embossed on the front with an embossing folder then distressed slightly with a brown ink pad.