This technique was so easy and fun that I actually have a "twofer" for you today! My first card uses one of the leaf stamps from Humming Along.
I followed Betsy's easy instructions and blended my medium color first (Autumn Rose) and then went over it with Scarlet Jewel, followed by dragging my wet (but not too wet!) wide and flat brush down my panel, creating the ombre effect. Once dry I added my leaves from Humming Along around the edges and then added my sentiment from Year Of Psalms: March.
At this point I stamped the Humming birds from the Humming Along set, but just could not get them to fit on the card. I think if I had stamped the sentiment lower, then the hummers would have worked on the card, but.... I still felt like it needed something though, so I went to my favorite bird set Brushed Birds and used the same colors and it worked!!
For my 2nd card I finally got out my new Salt Air: Flora and Salt Air: Fauna sets and played...I think these are going to be well loved sets!!
Used the same technique for my background with Ocean Tides, Hawaiian Shores, & Aqua Mist inks, and then flipped it upside down before starting to add my Flora. I thought Betsy's Year Of Psalms: January set was perfect for this card as all the beautiful creatures of the sea were made by Him too!
I would have liked to add one of everything from the Fauna set, but held myself back so as not to detract from the background and sentiment. A few Rainstones finished off this card.
This is definitely a technique I will use again!! Make sure you check out Betsy's video and BEAUTIFUL cards right HERE, and then play along...fun, fun, FUN!!
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