I wanted to do a few different varieties too, just to mix it up.
The envelope to Jean started in black and white, though it seemed a little blah, so I added some colored pencil but kept it muted. Faux lace, but next time I will use a ruler. For Faye, I used one of my rubber stamps.
A pet stamp would have coordinated nicely, maybe next time.
Plenty of outside inspiration too!