Consider this rough draft, if you will:
The added interest comes from the Kaleidacolor ink pad used to ink up the lantern...orange to hot pink to purple. The purple is continued into the sentiment for added unity of the design. So far, so good. But that lantern is floating in space (not typical behavior for your average lantern in earth's gravitational influence), and even if the light were better in the photo, you'd still think something is missing.
What about a simple purple bow? Yes, the lantern is still floating in space...the only way around that would be to create a line across the card from which to hang it. But the bow adds a bit of dimension and gives the illusion of support for the lantern. The fact that it's purple unites the design even further.
Sometimes, all it takes is one little thing to bring a clean-and-simple design together.
On another note, I just read online (so it must be true) that a GoFundMe page has been set up to protect Betty White from 2016, and it's raised thousands of dollars already. This has been a terrible year of loss for entertainers, but the combined mother-daughter loss of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher within a day of each other seems particularly sad. My heart goes out to their family and friends and to all who are grieving loved ones lost this year.
May all who are grieving find comfort.
Mercy, grace, peace, and love as we say farewell to 2016.
stamps: Hero Arts Konnichiwa Lantern, Clearly Besotted A Little Sentimental
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: purple craft floss