Sometimes, the designer paper can speak for itself, as shown on the card below. The only thing that was stamped was the little greeting. Embossing the background adds some interest, too.
Now go drag out that pretty patterned paper you've been hoarding and see if there isn't a lovely design waiting to be highlighted on your next card!
Stamp: (greeting) Pennant Parade
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Flirtatious Designer Series Paper
Ink: Basic Black Classic
Accessories: Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Basic Pearls, Pretty in Pink 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals