1. Cut it out of Kraft (or other coloured) card and affix to a white card blank. Stick a die cut sentiment also cut from Kraft (or other coloured) card on to a white oval and then affix both on to the background with foam pads. It's really simple but it looks great.
2. Die cut a panel out of plain white cardstock and place it over a coloured background. In this case I created a vibrant background using alcohol markers, but you can use inks, watercolours, pan pastels or whatever medium you like. I placed a white die cut sentiment onto a piece of coordinating card stock. The white against the vibrant background helps to tone it down. This is a great technique to use with busy background papers too.
3. Die cut a panel from plain white cardstock and colour in the different elements, then affix to a card blank. In this case I used pastel shades and a Kraft card base. The pastels and Kraft work really well together.