I used plain white base card stock, and embossed two thin lines down the righthand edge. I think red stands out nicely on white, so used that as my contrast colour. The highlight in the flower was done with a red Sakura gellyroll glaze pen. Having said that, I think it would work superbly as a monochrome black and white combo - super easy if you need a card in a hurry!
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