Consider this scrapbook layout by Shanna Noel, which I came across while perusing last week's Inspiration Challenge:
I love this design (can you say, "White Space and Strong Visual Triangle?), but my attempts to translate it to a card were only moderately successful. I decided to take ideas from the layout and try them on a single area of a card. My first effort was, again, only moderately successful, but the second let me know that "every little thing is going to be alright [sic]":
Instead of three circles spread all over the card, I brought them together as aqua-colored bubbles connecting three orange sea creatures. Then I added bling because...well, you know why.
My thought with the card is that life tends to roll us around like bubbles and critters in a wave, but every little thing is going to be all right anyway.
Mercy, grace, peace, and love,
stamps: My Favorite Things Party Patterns, various Hero Arts ocean sets, Simon Says Stamp Uplifting Thoughts
ink: various dye inks