This cardstock with the shaving cream background was in my drawer of left-over backgrounds. When I was learning to do each background years ago, I didn't use them all, so have some left-overs in my drawer. I learned that frequently the early ones are very bright and colorful. Near the end of the usefulness of the shaving cream with added ink, the colors become softer and more muted. This was done at that stage. After this stage, the colors become muddy and can no longer be used.