Important note: Vintage cards can be very delicate, so be especially careful. A coating that makes some cards shiny may also craze when the paper is bent.
|To My Sweetheart|
I used a glue stick to apply the card to the background.
The background is a soft shade of green. I later realized it should have been blue to resemble a sky over the fence (duh!). Plan B was to replace the green paper with a photo of a sky and clouds I tore out of a magazine. It would have looked perfect. (Emphasis on would have.)
|St. Valentine Greet to You!|
My goal with this design was to take a die-cut card and place it on a background that would make it look as though it wasn't die-cut at all. I chose a piece of scrapbook paper in a yellow baroque pattern that really brought it all together.