The card style I used today is a shadow box slimline card. The thing I have grown to love about slimline cards is that there is much more real estate to build a scene with. A few simple cuts in a shadowbox card suddenly creates all kinds of opportunities to tell a story.
Below is a little closer look. Notice how the cats are perfectly proportioned to the bird house and fence. Look for these kinds of opportunities in your stash to add our brads to. It's a nice way to add color, texture and definitely more interest than you can get with stamps or die cuts.