Actually, using a Texturz plate and paper piercing was my original plan when I came up with the Vellum Challenge for the Three Amigas Weekly Challenge. I just couldn't get past the vellum and figure out where to go after that. Then, thanks to a wonderful DVD from my upline's demo meeting, I got this idea. I think it was Britiney's layout, but I'll have to watch it again to see.
The leaves and flower were also cut out using my Big Shot. The flower is one of the Embosslits, which cuts and dry embosses all in one step. I sponged a little Perfect Plum to give it more dimension.