Well I've finally gotten around to posting the photos of the beginning background for my postcard. I had posted earlier about the construction of the background (see below) out of plastic tablecloth scraps that I make patterns from.
I then stamped and embossed and stitched and inked until I was really unhappy with it. I thought it was ruined until I cut a 4x6 template and auditioned portions and found that I did like parts. So they were trimmed.