This card is very pleasing to the eye, because of the black checked designer paper. I used the stampin up octagon punch and then layered white card stock behind the black checked. I fit the pieces together to form a shape across the face of the card. I embossed the flowers with clear embossing powder and then cut them out , the first flower looks a little yellow in the center and that was just a sweet accident as the stamp had some yellow on it and it gave the flower a very nice center. The pearls were added to the center of the flower and the sentiment placed on the top completed the look.