After spending some time practising using a brayer to make backgrounds, I discovered 'Ink Dusters'. They are SO easy to use and use much less ink....so it's win, win all round! Ink Dusters are a bit like the old-fashioned shaving brushes. You just need to 'Dip, Dab and Dust'! I used Lavinia stamps on these cards and love the silhouette effect.