I'm not sure how I made these. I know for the one of the left, I experimented with mixing different types of color sprays. I did many layers, tried watering it down, more layers and decided it was too much work, and too difficult to replicate 10 times for the swap. I've signed up for a Summer ATC Swap, and these intense orange colors reminded me of the heat of summer. All it needed was black edging, black words, a vintage image, and a paper sunflower with a sun charm in its center. When I made the other background, I just didn't like it. Because I never know what I might use and that my tastes change, I kept it. I had used gold metalic spray in it, and decided the yellow & gold could work for the summer theme. It needed something more as a background. I ran it through the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder and highlighted the raised areas with distress ink.
I cut two of the swirls to use as corner holders, added a vintage image edged with gold, stamped a butterfly and the word play to which I added diamond glaze to make them pop. And edged the ATC with gold.I'm glad I kept these backgrounds!