Earlier this summer I was designing cards for my next class at Let's Create (October 21st and 22nd in Wisconsin Rapids) on Beautiful Backgrounds and this is one of the cards I came up with using Color Burst, cling wrap and Tonic musical dies. Franki and I chose a different card for the class with this technique (seen here on this blogpost), and I realized I had never blogged this card. The theme this week at one of my favorite challenges - Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - is "Inspired by Music" and this card was indeed "inspired by music." Tonic Studio's Jukebox Jive die makes me want to get up and dance:) I cut him out of black and white cardstock and offset the two layers just a bit when I glued them together. The background is easy and fun to create. Simply sprinkle several colors of Color Burst (or any watercolor powder) into a crinkled piece of cling wrap, spritz with water or glimmer spray, and put a piece of glossy paper into the glorious mess. Crinkle up the cling wrap as desired on the glossy side. Wrap the cling wrap around the glossy paper and wait maybe 10 minute. When you remove it, you will see the beautiful background and it will be totally different every time. Allow the piece to dry or heat set if desired. I added some random circles made with black Distress Ink spritzed with glimmer spray and various round objects and also used the same mixture and my Tim Holtz spatter brush to add random black dots and splots. The musical notes dies on the front and the inside are also from Tonic Studios.