Make a nice card and dry emboss an image onto it. (Use the cuttlebug/Sizzix/Big Shot - that type of embossing). Use a glue pen to 'colour' the embossed image - just the raised bits, I mean. Let the glue dry to transparent. Be patient. Now lay some gold leaf over the glue and burnish. Or some regular foil, pick a colour, fill your boots. I think it looks great on the Kraft material..kinda chics up the shabby.
You may not like it. That's OK. Do you like the Hello Kitty notebook I failed to crop off the photo? Yeah? Oh well then, that's both of us happy!
Have a nice weekend!