I've never been completely happy with the dark pink background. I also felt that the strip at the bottom needed something more. Overall the card seemed to be calling out for a bit more bling. Of course the biggest issue was the seed beads --- which were falling off!!!! So I had found my project.
It still isn't perfect and I'm not sure I like this background either, but it is better. At least now I can use it without worrying about all those beads.