Creating a visual effect where content appears to overlap is very easy and can be done a couple of ways. For simple layouts, I believe using the gradient approach is easier to maintain and offers some creative options with little to no effort.

Negative Margins

This fist example uses two containers and then applies a negative margin to the column in the second container. The 7.4 release added responsive container heights making this a very nice option.

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Using a Gradient

The remaining examples use a single container with the gradient background applied different ways. This is a very simple method and has some limitations in responsive mode.

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