This was my other swap I did for regionals. I had a bunch of baroque burgundy card fronts left from a Christmas SAS last year, so I told myself I had to use them and that was my jumping off point.
1) I did watercoloring with markers, my fav technique of late. You just scribble your markers on to a plastic surface like stamp case and then pick up with aquapainter.
2) I also used my other new fav- my petals-a-plenty embossign folder. The background piece is soft suede.