When you open a Picture, Embellishment. Scrap Paper, or even a Background, there is a slide bar for transparency.

Kaye is asking you to Find a Plain background add a few Objects (Leaves or Flowers ), dupilcate background, Darken or lighten, next erase some areas, then make it tranparent and apply it to the original. You will have created a new Background.

Ok, I hope I didn't confuse you, because I think I confused myself
Maybe someone else can try to explain this, and do a better job!

I been fishing all Day and I think my brain gotta sun burn!!