The background is vellum over cardstock. The 8x10 photo was cut into thrids because I had a different plan originally. The 4x6 was just matted a couple times and holes and eyelets w/ribbon on the end and was popped off of the 8x10 (same photo). The ribbon at bottom was some I had purchased for bows! With the felt snowflakes and gem brads. The photo is of a local river one peaceful morning after a wet snow.