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Antique Bee and Flowers - create a card with a faux watercolor background

Hello and welcome. Learn how to create a faux watercolor background to showcase the fine details of a stamped image like this Hero Arts Antique Bee and Flowers rubber stamp. Using Distress Inks, which react with water, is a great way to create a very organic watercolor background; and it's fun too!

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Scroll down for a list of supplies and card dimensions.

View the "how-to" video here or click on the image below.

Supplies & Dimensions: (see my YouTube video for how to put this card together)

  • Card base 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

  • Bee mat 3 3/8" x 4 5/8"

  • Black mat 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"

  • Watercolor paper - Royal & Langnickel Watercolor Artist Pad (very textured)

  • Antique Bee and Flowers rubber stamp (Hero Arts)

  • Happy Birthday sentiment (Hero Arts) Butterfly Pair Stamp & Cut

  • Nested Rectangles dies (Momenta)

  • Sizzix Big Shot

  • Mini Misti stamping platform

  • Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade

  • Mini Mister (Ranger)

  • Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink

  • Versa Mark Watermark Stamp Pad

  • Black embossing powder

  • Gold embossing powder

  • Marvy Heat Tool

  • Brayer

  • Aleene's Tacky Glue

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