So, this is a fancy textured background, but not hard to make. I adhered crumpled up white tissue paper to a piece of cardstock with Mod Podge, and then sprinkled some Nuance powders on top to add some colour. I then spritzed lightly with a little water to dilute and spread the colour. Nuance is a very concentrated water soluble powdered dye available in a number of colours from Magenta. After the tissue dried, I adhered the diecuts. The fancy border die cuts are cut from cardstock using the very versatile 'Ribbons and Jewels' set from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
This card is a much different style. I cut the Congrats word and stars from a Shimmer Sheetz (iridescent Mylar from Elizabeth Craft Designs) and adhered them to a piece of pre-glittered cardstock. The border is made from dry embossing a small rectangle of Shimmer Sheetz to add some subtle texture and adhering an additional piece of the glittered cardstock that had been cut with a die from the ECS Ribbons and Jewels die set. Easy but elegant.
Supplies Used: Elizabeth Craft Designs dies, Shimmer Sheetz and embossing folders, Core'dinations cardstock, Magenta Nuance powders and Plaid Mod Podge