How to Do a Fun Underwater Background Technique!

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This underwater background technique is fun and easy and looks SO CUTE!

Today’s card comes together in no time and the underwater background technique is so easy to do and looks just so cute we can’t even! Let’s make one along with Renee!

First stamp your images from our Sea set, color them in with your favorite medium and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

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Using your favorite ink  blending tool, buff some blue distressed oxide ink over a piece of white card stock. When you have the saturation you want, use a stencil or a straight edge to add your light rays with a lighter shade of blue distress oxide ink. PRO TIP: let your “rays” fade out at the bottom just like light traveling through water. When you are satisfied with your inking, grab your spritzer and give it some REAL watery love!

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Now cut your inked panel with one of our Inside Scallop Nested dies and arrange your die cut elements where you think are going to want them to scope out where you can add your sentiment. Use your Misti or favorite stamp positioner to get it perfect  – you don’t want to mess up your awesome underwater background panel!

Add your inked panel to another layer – Renee chose a bright and cheerful yellow – and then add that to your card base with adhesive tape. Add your die cut elements with liquid glue and foam tape for some movement and as a final touch, add some clear enamel dots for bubbles. SO CUTE!

Here are the items from the store that Renee used today:

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You can use this fun underwater background technique on ALL your under the sea cards and we suspect it can be used in lots of other ways, too. If you come up with a fun way to use this inking technique, we want to see it so be sure to share your creations on our Facebook page!

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