This background was made by smooshing watercolor paper into watered down Distress Inks on acetate. I kept adding more ink and water, repeating the process several times to create some depth. I cut the sentiment with a die and made 4 layers, gluing them atop each other. I cut a layer from the craft cardstock that I used for the sentiment and adhered them to a white card base.
Now, back to the birthday card I was working on.