In my eye this is ugly paper. I forced myself to use it. It does have some built in gloss embossing to give it a little bling. It is from a small pad of paper, DCWV I am thinking. On the 2 cards with red I backed up the sentiment with antique gold foil paper. I did 3 of each card. The entire time I was making them I told myself these will make a nice card to send to a guy.