For the cardboard background pieces, I cut paper samples into strips. These were random, but I adjusted a bit to give this a woven look.
For these last two cards, I used the same strips for each of them but varied the placement and the amount of the color that is in view. I was experimenting to see if one would look more lively than the other. They seem equally lively to me. Spring, that's what they say to me, spring time!
What about you? Spring time?