I saw this really cool technique over at Splitcoaststampers by Linda Fiedler, it's called Bokeh Background. Linda's came out so beautiful, I'll have to practice some more, I'm really love it, she has a video so hop on over and check it out.
I used a gel stick, distress ink and archival black on this one. Some Aqua Midnight Trendy Twine here.
This was my first and I used a gel stick and stampin up ink on this one. I like the one above better. The butterfly and sentiment are both Unity Stamps and I used some In the Navy Trendy Twine.