I used up some strips from previous projects for the background on this card. It turned out kind of subtle with a flash of red.
Using your strips from the scrap bin goes very quickly. Don't think it will take tto long to bother- it'll be worth it and you'be surprised by how quickly it goes together. It's only a quarter sheet of paper you're covering. Give it a try- I think you'll be glad you did.
I hope you get some time to start your week creatively!