I used gesso on the watercolor paper, this was scraped on with an old credit card. Next I sprayed Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Pewter through a stencil.
I started really bringing out the household items at this point; paper clips, some twine covered in black ink, bottle caps and lids from cans of hairspray, etc. The lids and caps make great circles on the background. All that needs to be done is to coat them carefully with some black ink or paint, lightly press or even twist the design onto the background. Another phrase stencil was brought in and I sprayed Sheer Shimmer in Pewter on top of the other textures and dried it. I added color with a small amount of StazOn Studio Glaze in Orange Zest pushed through a stencil. Here is my finished background.
Now it is time to pick the design for the card. There are lots of different types of textures at this time, rough, smooth, shimmery and flat. I chose to put a little more pattern on a black 3" square by using a stencil and some Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Copper. Just spray and allow to dry. I have stamped a Kate Crane image onto a "Twinchie" piece of paper and colored it in with Memento markers. The edges are also inked to create depth. I glued these together, then adhered them to the center of the card.