Here is one of the techniques from the most recent TJ CD called Stampin Companion. It is called Embossed Paper Resist. Mine should have resisted a little more than it did but I like it anyways. It almost gave it a faux sanded coordinations paper look! I made this card for a lady at church who wanted two anniversary cards. One humorous (this one) and one pretty (second card). The inside of this card says, "Well........that's a good start!" The image is from Mo Manning.
This is the second card that I made for the lady at church. It uses Cuttlebug highlights. It is kind of hard to tell but the heart is outlined with gold leaf pen. It was embossed as well with the swiss dot folder. Simple and sweet. The image is from Fred She Said.