I needed some cards for my monthly card exchange so I decided to use hand decorated background papers for them and to keep it simple I also used the same sketch.
For the left hand card, I used a background I created using inks in blue, yellow and pink. I watercoloured a laser printed floral digital image (Anji Antics) using similar colours. I added navy ribbon to the trimmed background paper gluing the ends to the back and adhered it to a blue card front. I added a layered laser printed greeting over the ribbon that features a pink back layer and a greeting sponged with orange-yellow.
For the middle card, I used a double embossed back ground that I created by painting a colour printed piece of yellow cardstock with dark red acrylic paint, embossing it and sanding the raised areas. After flattening the cardstock I ran it through a different embossing folder and sanded it again. Gives a very textured background which I love. I used a digital cup image from Anji Antics which I printed and watercoloured and used ribbon and a layered greeting like in the last card.
The right hand card features an acrylic paint/saran wrap background which is so easy to do and always creates great backgrounds. I added a gardening image from Beccy's Place which I printed and watercoloured. I added ribbon and a greeting like on the other two cards.
So two of the cards are off to my exchange partners and the other has been added to my stash!!