(Photo credit: Knowledgehi)
Firstly, I created the background with the technique of splattering inks over the paper and chose colours of Spring: Red, pink, gold,orange and white.
Secondly, because I wanted the cherry blossom to be the focus of the layout, I printed a slighter larger photo. Then I trimmed off the sides and added foam dots to pop it up. Love the dimensional effect!
Thirdly, I printed my text on vellum or thick tracing paper instead of directly on the patterned paper. This way, the text is more visible as the background colours are slightly masked.
Hope these simple tips help!