This card I have kept simple with no matting and layering. I feel the topper and the background paper is busy enough, without adding to it.
and finally for this section a card that I got the idea of the layout from Sue in my craft group who had made this layout in mauve and green with a stitched tulip pattern. I thought it was really good so I told her I would be stealing her idea. Luckily for me, she said it was ok. The front of the card has been scored down the centre to give 2 panels. Not really an easel card, but just gives a different look. I put the same green backing paper onto the front of the card so that it wouldn't look so bland.
And just a note: if you go onto "johnnextdoors" blog he gives details on how to take the best photos of your projects. I'm afraid I had already taken these photos before I had read his blog today. But I will try in the future to make my photos look more appealing.