The starting point for this card was the background paper. It's double-sided and I hate double-sided. Why?
(1) I have to buy at least two sheets - one to use, one to stroke, and so that I can see both sides side-by-side.
(2) I still can't decide which side to use.
(3) I don't like hiding a perfectly good pattern away on the reverse side, it's unsettling.
I went with the plain side, as the patterned side was too fussy for this design. It already has hints of blue and coral in the top left corner, which is why I chose it. Because the stamp design is quite fussy, I just coloured the details rather than the whole image, and used the fine nib of the Tombow pens on the stronger colours so that they didn't overpower the rest of it.
Hero Arts Fancy Cake H3784
Happy Birthday from Woodware FRCL069 Large and Small Greetings