The unique thing about these is that the background color is made by inking up a clear block and stamping that. I know - sounds strange - but it works really well! I got the idea from Chick'n'Scratch so the credit goes to her. This one is done in the new in-color Pool Party and Indigo Island. Really like these two colors together!
This card is made the same way but I 'stepped it up' a little. The Wisteria Wonder (new in-color too!) background is made with the clear block and then I used Concord Crush for the 'swirly' image from the new set "Creative Elements". For the finishing touch, I cut out and mounted the butterfly from this set to add some dimension. Plus a pearl, of course.
Here's the two cards together so show the difference between a super-simple fast one-layer card and a card with just one more step to dress it up a bit. Sorry about the landscape layout.
The Stamping Stampede will be making one or both of these cards at Club on Monday.