Here's my card, then I'll explain:
I pulled a piece of black patterned paper from the same Heaplet and put it under the purple layer for some contrast before I stuck it to the white card base.
That ribbon is some of the oldest ribbon in my collection, and yes, I'm quite proud I used a bit of it.
Once I got the idea in my head, this took about 15 minutes to execute. I think the most time I spent on any one part was warming up the heat tool for the embossing. Seriously.
Okay, I'm going back in for more. Thanks for stopping by!
Stuff I used: vat/pint of clear embossing powder purchased many, many years ago from Viva Las Vegas Stamps, misc ribbon, misc purple card stock, mist black patterned paper, hole punch, and the following: