For my background piece - I had been using the Gel Press making some prints and when I was done, I wanted to 'clean' my plate. I did this by laying down strips of clear packing tape onto the gel press and lifting off all the dried paint. I then taped that piece down onto a piece of sheet music I had been cleaning my brayer on. There were a couple areas where the packing tape didn't cover the sheet music, so I covered that with strips of washi tape. I then took the whole piece and dry embossed it.
I hit the raised areas with black staz-on and ended up with this neat background piece full of depth and texture!
I heat embossed the Jazz Singer on a piece of silver cardstock and cut it out using The Journey Ovals dies and piercing piece. I wrapped some thin silver thread behind the oval piece and popped it up on the card.
I did use a greeting on this from That's What She Said.
I hope I inspired you a little bit to look at your supplies a little differently. Neither of these backgrounds were created intentionally! I just sat down and played with left over pieces! :D
Until next time...