Welcome to another tip technique blog hop, the first one for the new 2016! . For today's card I am using two stamp sets Dandelion Dreams and Beautiful Botanical. To create the background I used 3M Micropore tape to mask up my area (I did square) on piece of Neenah 80lb cardstock ,then using my mini blending tool and three inks pads from Simon Says Stamp and Wplus9 I applied the colors starting from the lightest on the bottom, going to the darkest on top. The type of inks I used (along with Hero Arts and Umbrella craft ones) give such a great blended look especially after they dry (it can take several minutes to completely dry and absorb into the paper). After I created the background with the tape still in place I stamped the image and the sentiment, so the image is "enclosed" into the inked square. Then I die cut my image and added some sequins and beads and then mounted it on black card base.
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