I created the background for each of these cards the same way. I used a Tim Holtz stencil, rubbed distress ink on it, spritzed it and then put a piece of cardstock on top. One is watercolor paper and the rest are cardstock. Also, on a couple, I accidentally spritzed with alcohol!
To finish this first card, I stamped the sentiment (from Papertrey Ink) and then cut it out with a Stitched Rectangle die from Memory Box. I also die-cut a piece of fun foam to mount the sentiment on. I matted the background with dark brown cardstock. I'm pretty sure I spritzed the stencil with alcohol on this one.
For this second one, I stamped the lighthouse using an Impression Obsession stamp and the sentiment with a Papertrey Ink stamp.This one uses the same stamps, but the background is a bit different. Looks like the second "stamping" with the stencil.
And for this one, I used a stamp from Inkadinkado and the same PTI sentiment.