I had originally intended to use an entirely different background patterned paper for this image. I have one that has branches and blossoms on it similar to the image. However, when I went to create the card, I just couldn't get happy with anything I tried. Finally I set that aside, and started fresh with the colored image in my hand and my stash of paper before me. The end result is MUCH better than anything I had tried previously. Sometimes it is about knowing when to change course.