This card was made in March 2014. I loved it too much to give it away and ended up hoarding it. It finally found its way to a dear friend at the inauguration of a new office. Am so glad it found the right recipient.
The background is made with homemade gesso. Here are a couple of links for making gesso at home
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaiU3vURNOQ and http://www.ajsartsanddesigns.com/2011/01/my-homemade-gesso-recipe.html
I used talcum powder and also some powdered marble powder instead of plaster of paris. Also, I did not use white paint and hence, the off white effect.