Sometimes the simplest cards are the most dramatic. I loved a card I saw on Anita Haines blog, and I just had to case it. All the card stock used is Naturals White, it adds a great texture all on it's own.
One of the best deals in the new Holiday Catalog (pg 42) is the Four Feathers Bundle. For under $25 you can get either Wood or Clear block Four Feathers stamp sets and th Feathers Framelits!
The 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon as a great texture to the monochrome color combo. I used the Large Scallop Edgelits die to create the bottom edge. I've see this done a lot lately, and was looking for the right card to try it on.