I wanted to try a bit of background sponging on my card to depict a sunrise, so I cut the image from white cardstock -- which would not take away from the background.
Using sponges, I made my background from Ranger Distress inks -- Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick, Milled Lavender, and Tumbled Glass. I wanted the sun to be in the lower right-hand corner, so I slanted the colors.
I then laid my die-cut onto the sponged background and marked the edges.
I trimmed the panel slightly inside the pencil marks and glued down the diecut.
Then I cut my card base:
Purple - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Pale yellow patterned paper (a watercolor wash) - 4" x 5 1/4"
Lining up my yellow paper in my MISTI stamp positioner, I stamped my Easter greeting . . .
. . . and constructed my card, placing the die-cut piece at an angle.
I cut a frame from the same purple cardstock as the base and added strips of foam tape to the back.
I then mounted the frame on top of my die-cut -- and I was finished.