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Exploring Fast & Fantastic Backgrounds with Watercolor Shapes

Today we're Exploring Fast & Fantastic Backgrounds with Watercolor Shapes! It's so easy to create a beautiful eye-catching background that sets up your primary image in a speedy way! Check out this card...

Seascape

Here's a bit closer look...

Seascape cu

See those large (and small) "bubbles" in the background--isn't that a perfect set up for the beautiful copper fish?  Without the bubbles you have a bit of seaweed and greenery but add those bubbles and you tie it all together in a perfect setting for that gorgeous fish. Using the same color ink as the cardstock (Pool  Party) you don't focus on the bubbles--they blend well into the background yet provide a super layer for that fish to swim on.

The Watercolor shapes (circles, square, rectangles, ovals) lend themselves to a variety of uses---it's like having a set it building blocks and your imagination is the limit. For this card we're only using the two circles..drop back by Thursday and check out what we did with a simple use of 3 large rectangles.

 

I'm going to give you step by step directions followed by the Supply list so you can purchase your supplies today.

The new July-December mini is going to be released in August...if you don't have a current demonstrator and would like to receive a copy--email me at sandihartka@sandilovesstamping.com

To go shopping just click the Shop Now button and you'll be in my store. If you use this month's Host Code (Z6EERDH9) on your online order you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order (excluding shipping & tax).

Directions

1. Cut Bermuda Bay cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 3 3/4 X 5.

3. Cut Pool Party cardstock 51/4 X 3 1/2

    *Stamp 3 large circles (Watercolor Shapes) in Pool Party in a triangle on the Pool Party layer--keeping to the center.

    *Stamp the seaweed and greenery (Seascape) in Coastal Cabana ink to the right and left sides.

    *Stamp verse (Seascape) in Memento ink near top left edge.

    *Adhere this layer to the white layer centering top to bottom and left to right using liquid glue.

    *Adhere this unit to the card front using liquid glue.

4. Die cut large fish from copper foil; adhere to card front with dimensionals

5. Adhere 2 large and 1 small Coastal Cabana Artistry Blooms Sequins--see photo for placement

Your card is ready for sending!

Supply List: Click on product image below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies today.

 

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