I have two cards for you using the Colorful Seasons bundle which is made up of the Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set and Seasonal Layers Framelits. I love making backgrounds and have used a different one on each card.
The first card uses a technique that started when Stampin' Up! began offering clear mount stamps, which need acrylic blocks. I use it often on my personal cards, but am not sure I've posted many. The blue background is made by inking up an acrylic block and then laying it flat on the cardstock. The ink transfers to the cardstock and leaves this cool looking background. I recommend holding the block down for a few seconds to allow for maximum ink transfer.
The Adirondack chair was cut with my Big Shot from a piece of Designer Series Paper in the Wood Textures DSP pack and a die from the Seasonal Layers Framelits. The words are from Colorful Seasons. The grass, birds, and waves are all from High Tide.
I sponged the background on the second card. Be sure to use a big, round, yellow sponge (Stamping Sponges) as it will make a lighter, airier background than a Dauber. Plus it goes a lot faster and is easier to blend.
The Adirondack chair is made the same way as the other card, just a darker wood grain. The words are from Colorful Seasons. I believe the cloud dies are from the Up and Away Thinlits.
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