To make the backgrounds, you need watercolour paper, 2 or 3 colours of the ombre ink pads featured on page 180 of the annual catalogue, a spritzer, and something to protect your work space.
The ombre ink pads come in 3 colours: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzelberry, and Calypso Coral.
Since I knew I was making a card with the background, I cut the watercolour paper to 51/4 by 4".
For the first sample, I used Bermuda Bay, and Rich Razzelberry.
Starting with the Bermuda Bay ink pad (with the lightest colour to the top), swipe the pad across the top of the watercolour paper - either diagonally in strokes or in circular motions. I did the same with the Rich Razzellberry ink pad.
Next spritz generously with water, and let it dry. I turned the dry background piece upside down. The colour becomes a lighter shade as it dries.
- I die cut the Detailed Floral Thinlet in Whisper White and adhered it to the watercolour background with the fine tipped glue.
- The sentiment and the heart were die cut from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlets which I applied to the center.
- The card front was adhered to a Bermuda Bay base.