I'm giving a demonstration to other demonstrators on
the waxed paper background technique.
This is one of my finished projects.
... a close up.
See how textured the card stock looks?
...and the inside!
The technique: crinkle waxed paper, barely smooth it out to fit over the card stock and iron over the top.
This gives a great look in any color.
It has a leather look when done on brown card stock.