Bizzy Becs. Love the monochrome look of this card.
The second card is almost a direct CASE again fm SCS here. I thought it had a kind of vintage feel to it, so perfect for the slightly more mature recipient. I added another row of the decorative punch at the top, as well as along the bottom of the vanilla cardstock inside. The flower stamp is a 2-step one, in that the markers are coloured directly onto the stamp and then stamped. The outline is then lined up where you wish for it to be (using a Stamp-a-ma-jig or similar) and then stamped. I was very happy with the end result. Hope you perhaps want to give this sort of card a go...it won't be your last.