this post for more information!! It was a total blast to create these backgrounds and still more fun to choose images that would work well with them. The sailing ship is a digital image from CLKER and the cupcake is from Beccy`s Place. I wanted to keep the design simple to let the background shine so I simply added a length of rick rack and the coloured image. You can see the versatility of this medium - the top one makes a great masculine card and the bottom one with its circle greeting makes the cutest kids card.
I found this greeting in my greetings stash - applesauce containers that stack and store extra greetings by subject - birthday, thanks, etc. I bring them to class so participants can customize their cards.
I hope you will be inspired to create some backgrounds!! Make a few extra while you are at it and you will have what you need when you need a card in a hurry!!