The background is made my simply made by adding a drop of ink to a little water and brushing it one with a fan style brush. Then I added another drop to make the water darker and did the same technique over the lighter one. My hairdryer made it a lot easier to dry the ink quickly and keep working on my project.
Here's my card, which will go to a young guy at my church:
My supply list is:
Stampin' Up! Soft Sky Card Stock
Stampin' Up! Extreme Surfboard
Stampin' Up! Espresso Truffle Ink
Stampin' Up! Espresso Truffle Paper
Memento Ink in Bahama Breeze
Misc. torn paper
Thanks, Friday Mashup! for helping me create something that is a little different from my usual work!