The blue on Naturals White option proved to be the most popular. The other background choice was Naturals Ivory. Of course, they were free to choose their favorite color combination for their own card.
I had cut the stencil for the sponged background ahead of time with one of the Labels Collection Framelits in my Big Shot using a piece of quilting template plastic for durability. Rather than have to clean the template with each color change, I simply made three templates, one for each of the colors. Although all my samples show the sponging inside the template to be fairly strong-colored, I discovered that a lighter touch made for an even more appealing card.
The snowflakes used on these cards are from the Snowflake Soiree stamp set. Aren't they just the prettiest snowflakes you've ever seen? I fell in love with the set the moment I set my eyes on it. Of course, I had to add it to my arsenal.
I had cut pieces for many cards, not knowing how many to expect to attend my Open House. Once the day was over, I had the makings of several cards in each color, so instead of adding the cut-up pieces to my stash of scraps, I decided to make up the rest of the cards. They are just so much of a joy to create!
With the leftover pieces, I created cards of every color combination, and now I have them for sale in my Etsy shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PaperSeedlings The cards I have for sale all feature the background sponged with a lighter hand than those in my samples.