One thing that has always interested me in cardmaking is creating my own backgrounds for cards. I find it exciting to learn new techniques. This technique was posted on Facebook and was a card made by Ann K. The process is to tear paper and attach it to your background cardstock with removable adhesive. Then sponge or brush ink into the open space and then stamp images over the same area. When the mask is removed, you have an interesting background for your card. I've tried several of these with varying results.