I have been totally binge watching YouTube craft shows. Do you remember the Carol Duvall Show on DIY? I loved that show, well, anyway, there was a Christmas Holiday Show & the guest demonstrated a background technique using Puffy paint & reinkers.
You place a large drop of Puffy paint in the middle of your cardstock & 1 drop of stamp pad reinker ink. In my case it was Navy. You take a brayer & roll out the paint/ink all over the cardstock. Using your embossing heat tool you quickly dry the paint/ink. The effect is supposed to be a foggy background from the dry Puffy paint.
Of course I couldn’t find my brayer, so I used a sponge paint brush to spread the paint/ink over the cardstock & even though the effect didn’t quite look like it did on the TV show, I still liked the effect it gave the backgrounds to all 3 cards.
Because the paint is wet on paper the cardstock did warp a bit, but I think if I ironed the back of the card base it will straighten out. Gluing it on an A2 card will probably straighten it out also.
Stamps I used:
Holiday Magic: On Dasher (A3445), Ice Skaters (F2280), Pine Forest (F3588), Sentiments Unmounted 3 (UMS7020
Happy Holidays: Getting the Tree (F3510), Pine Forest, Sentiments Unmounted 1 (UMS7018