At Crafty sentiments it is anything goes.
I've made a birthday card, they always come in handy.
My sentiment was wet embossed with gold and I used a light tawny brown ink to colour the background.
My next is for Try it on Tuesday where the theme is flowers.
I had a piece of beautiful foiled flowers paper so used that on the left hand side along with another neutral (with a hint of orange) on the right hand side.
My sentiment is for a retiring teacher.