I have a layout here that uses a few simple techniques:
I Wanna Be Like You By Phamil
First of all, lots of handcutting and pop-dots! Also, in the center of the big flower (it's really covered up) I used a clear acrylic circle, domed, and placed it on the matching pattern paper and cut around it, then inked around it. It makes a matching button. You can even punch tiny holes and thread fiber through it, I just didn't here. I also hand cut the leaves, cutting up the middle, gives them a different look, then inked and outlined them with glitter ink. Another small tip, when you use letter stickers that don't stand out as far as color, outline them with a shade darker pen, they will pop a little more. These are just some simple tips that I use over and over again. Hope you try one!
(I feel out of my league here too, awesome talent ladies!!!)