Love this card, and love this photo. Note that the edges of the photo and card base have been sponged. This not only gives a distresses that edge, it also softens it. Matching sponged ink on the edge of the both the photo and the cardbase also pull the whole design together.
I used a shadow stamping with medium brown ink using Tim Holtz's distressed line stamp. The flouishes are also shadow stamped.
SHADOW STAMPING - ink up your stamp, now stamp it once on scrap paper and then stamp it where you want your image to be. Sometimes I even stamp twice on the scrap paper if I want a really light image.