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Hey there, ‘Fetti Fans!

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It’s Stacey here with a “gotta wear shades” bright and sunny card using some happy Reverse Confetti goodies for this week’s WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS post!

So, how did I create that BRIGHT watercolored background?!

First, grab 2-3 coordinating colors of ink pads.  I used Ranger Distress Inks Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Festive Berries.  Stamp the distress pads directly on to a craft mat using very little bold color and more of the more subtle color, then spritz liberally with water.

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Next, press (and smear to desired effect) a piece of watercolor paper over your inked and water-spritzed craft mat.

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Reveal the beauty and keep pressing into color until desired color and boldness is achieved.

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To speed up the drying process, you can blot with a paper towel or use a heat tool.

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It’s that simple!  Hope you’ll give it a try!

 To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiment near the bottom of the main panel, attached a couple of waves and a tag, and detailed with a bow and a few sequin sprinkles!

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Creating your own watercolored background is sure to put a SMILE on your face!

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Stamps: You Make Me Smile

Confetti Cuts: Doin’ The Wave, Tag Me

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  1. gorgeous Stacey! LOVE the colors you used!

  2. Wow! That is one brilliant card… in more ways than one!! Love it and the lesson =]

  3. What a bright and vibrant card! The watercolor background effect is just gorgeous. I’m seriously going to have to get myself some watercolor paper and finally try this technique!

  4. Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!! I love your step-by-step instructions. I’ve been wanting to try this technique for so long, and you are the first one to actually tell me how!! YOU ROCK!!

  5. This is stunning and something I will be sure to try <3

  6. I love your techniques, they’re wonderful!

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