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Nautical Card with Surface Ink Scratch Background Flower- Betz Golden

Marie Heiderscheit

Last week I showed you how to make different kinds of backgrounds using different types of mediums. Today I am going to show you how to take one of those background sheets and make it into a flower with the circle foundation die.
I used the background that I created with the Scratch Background stamp and Surface inks. I ran that sheet through my die cut machine with the foundation circle dies.
I roughed up and distressed the edges of each circle with my distressing tool (you can use scissors for the same effect).
I inked the edges with the darkest ink I used on the circles.
I punched a hole in each circle not really paying much attention to if they were exactly in the center because the variation creates a more interesting and unique flower.
After I put a brad in the center of the circles I pulled up, folded, and smashed each circle on the flower for dimension.
Using the same ink for the flower I rubbed it on my craft mat.
I sprayed it with water to create a puddle.
Lastly I took a paintbrush, sopped up the ink and splattered it on the flower.
As I waited for it to dry I created a card using the Inspirational box and some washi I had in my stash. I am a huge nautical lover and finding a washi tape with anchors on it in my basket was not hard! Once the flower had dried I adhered it to the card.
Come back next Sunday and see what I do with the beautiful watercolor pencil background sheet and tag die. I think It is one of my favorite cards I have made in this series! Plus, it is purple and that may be weighing in on my adoration for it.
To find the supplies I used to create this card and all the cards in this series you can find them here: http://www.brutusmonroe.com?aff=23
Until Next time ~ Happy crafting!


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