T o create the background, use a die cut stencil and sponge daubers.
Create a Coastal Cabana card base cut at 11" x 4 1/4" and scored at 5 1/2".
Cut two pieces of Whisper White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4".
On one, use a die to cut shape from the optical center of the piece as shown in the photo.
Use washi tape to temporarily attach the two piece of cardstock together.
Sponge ink in the "window" created by the die cut. I used these colors:
--Soft Sea Foam
Overlap the ink as you go so the colors blend.
When the sponged piece is dry, place it on the Stamparatus. This will allow you to stamp the image and sentiment several times to ensure the black StazOn ink is dark enough.
Use the Subtle embossing folder on the finished piece to add texture.
Add the piece to the card base front.
For a list of materials see below.
All materials are available from my online store.