The ladies in my card class are always willing to try something different
On this particular week I asked them if they had papers in their own collections at home that they did not like and wouldn't use.
Both said yes they had and so I asked them to choose in class a background paper that they would not normally have chosen.
Then the object was to disguise this gaudy paper and make it into one that they would be quite happy with using parchment. These are the cards that they came up with and we embossed the parchment before adding it with brads to the card base.
Once it was decorated with flowers, ribbons and pearls both ladies agreed that they liked the look and would be happy to now go home and make use of the paper that they had rather than leave it sat there or throwing it away.
More tomorrow ...