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What supplies do I need?
- Paintbrush (I used a flat brush)
- Water Color Paper
- Distress Re-Inker(s) (I used Evergreen Bough, Cracked Pistachio, Candied Apple, and Spiced Marmalade)
- Spellbinders BetterPress LetterPress System
- Spellbinders BetterPress Plate of the Month – This month’s plate is called Continued Joy
In order to create this type of background, all you need is a paintbrush, some water color paper (I used the 8.5″ x 11″ BetterPress Cotton Porcelain Card Stock from Spellbinders and trimmed two 4.25″ x 5.5″ pieces for my two cards today. If you want to save some money and order some pre-cut pieces in this type of card stock, you can check them out HERE.)
For my first card, I dropped a few drops of both Evergreen Bough and Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink Re-Inkers onto a mat and added some water to them with my brush. I then quickly added my green color to my card stock starting with my darker color (Evergreen Bough) at the top left corner and working my way down to the bottom right with my lighter color (Cracked Pistachio).
You can then help dry your wet card stock with a heat gun or let it dry on its own. Once it’s dry, all you need to do is run the piece through your BetterPress System, trim the edges (if you want), and you’re done!
I used the exact same process for my second card, except this time, I used Candied Apple and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink Re-Inkers.
** You don’t need to use two different colored Distress Ink Re-Inkers if you don’t want to. If you want to lighten or darken whatever shade you use, simply either add more ink (to make the color more concentrated) to your media surface or water (to make it more diluted).
Whatever method you decide to use, these cards are SUPER EASY to make and take very little time. It makes it the perfect choice for mass production of Christmas/Holiday cards.
You can check out this month’s BetterPress Plate of the Month HERE.