Linda, mastermind of Grungy Monday and recent Ranger U graduate, went back to 2007 for the technique we're to use this week. Click HERE and you'll be taken to Tim's blog for all the details and how-tos. Now, Tim originally demoed this for a Christmas tag, and came up with a weathered wood look. My take is totally different, but as Linda pointed out, there are just so many ways this background can be used. Enough talk....here is my card:
I used pool paint dabber and chipped sapphire distress ink for the background. It's on white cardstock, which I cut to size (the finished card is a 5" square). The jazz band stamp is from Graphic45, as is the strip of musical notes on the top. The celebrate stamp is a very old one from Stampin' Up that I use a lot. Love that script.
I had some leftover background paper and used it (along with another Graphic45 scrap) for the inside of the card where I'll write my message.