Four Easy & Colorful Abstract Background Ideas

Ready for some big, bold splashes of color? We have some fun ideas for amping up your backgrounds on everyday cards.

Watercolor is always a go-to - you can smoosh ink on a craft mat, spritz it and pick it up, layering colors together like this fuschia and yellow to match the focal image of some yummy lemonade from Hot & Cold Drinks. She arranged Outline Alpha letters around her die cut window, and colored them in to make her sentiment extra bold. 

The coordinating envelope flap is stamped with the Checkerboard Background.

Alcohol ink is magical for backgrounds - even in just shades of a single color like these dreamy blue inks. Then choose matching markers for the Skyline Borders image with little pops of golf for contrast. The greeting is from Sentiment Label Blocks, grounded with a little strip of glitter paper.

Want a quick and colorful choice? Use a Rainbow Splatter envelope for both the background AND paper piecing into the washi tape image from Tag & Tape Address Blocks. Add texture and a sentiment from Accents and Little Notes.

Ink blending is always in season - and big, simple shapes let you add a ton of color quickly. Finish simply with no-color stamping with Stretched Sentiments and Arts & Crafts Borders.

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