Try dry embossing using a stencil, like the Chatterbox Doodle Genie. Sand the embossed area for the core color to be revealed. Then add your picture and you’re done!
The little frame is a Spellbinders Nestabilities die in a dark brown and I sanded that. The flower is a Sizzix die and a Nestabilities. I accented the Vintage blue background with scored lines using a Scor-Pal and lots of sanding.