I used hearts of varying sizes and patterns to create interest. A strong, patterned background paper had to be "buffed" but a softer patterned background behind the die cut hearts. Distress Ink also softened the elements.
Papers: brown cardstock (Bazzill), pp (BG Sultry)
Ink: Distress Walnut
Accessories: Spellbinder (Hearts & Scalloped Hearts)