This card started out as something else entirely. That happens in my world quite often.
Here's my card, then I'll explain:
I started out following the current Impression Obsession challenge to make a mostly blue card. I pulled out my pad of MME Teals and chose this triangle piece. I decided to follow the current Nacho Average Challenge sketch:
For the oval sketch element, I found a die-cut next to my Big Shot, and it was the perfect color for that patterned paper. I'm telling you: all you neat people don't know what you're missing.
I die-cut a white circle for the center of the blue piece, but I discovered I don't own any Impression Obsession sentiments that would fit, and they require you use only IO images and dies. #FAIL Forget that I'd used an MFT die, too. Geez. So I used a Hero Arts sentiment that was a perfect fit.
Along the way, though, I tried four or five IO background stamps for the white card base. I was going with very, very light inks, but they were all too busy with that paper. Once I blew off the IO challenge due to lack of sentiment, I decided to just splash some ink onto the background. I used three Distress inks (blue, green and yellow), smooshed them on an acrylic block (my craft mat is MIA), spritzed them with water, and flicked some onto the white panel. I like how it turned out.
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Some of the stuff I used: Distress Ink (Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers), mini mister, MME Teals paper pack, Hero Arts It's Your Day stamps, SSS Stitched Circles. The blue doily was cut with an MFT Dizzy Doily die from (I think) Bazzill card stock.