Can I tell you how much I love this asymmetrical pine tree image from Sheena Douglass' Pinescapes set? It is bold, yet has enough open space to let backgrounds shine through. Plus, it can really stand on its own for clean and simple cards.
If your colors aren't "runny" enough, squeeze the aqua pen for more water; if too runny you may need to blot it. My paper was pretty soggy when I was done. I let it dry overnight.
The next step was to use Versamark ink and black embossing powder and heat emboss the pine tree image.
Then, this was layered on to a black mat and then on to a folded A2 moss green card base.
That's it! No ribbon, no embellishments, no glitter (ack!). Just let the image and the colors in the background do the talking. When I know what occasion it'll be used for, I'll probably add a small greeting in the bottom right corner.