Using flowers that I made awhile back, I made this pretty card last night. The blue strips are washi tape and the rest is paper. For the blue background, I used an embossing technique. First I embossed the paper with clear embossing powder. Then I painted in the small flowers and leaves with watercolors. Then I used a brush and brushed in the blue color. Below is a red arrow that shows the embossed area.
Embossing is one of those techniques that I learned over a decage ago and haven't used for years. Lately I am getting Back to Basics (B2B), and embossing is one of those B2B techniques.