We created a striped, watercolor background using some Tim Holtz Distress Ink. We placed the ink on a non-porous surface. We picked up the ink with a wet, flat brush, and painted the entire sheet of watercolor paper. We dried the paper with our heat tool (we're too impatient to wait), then painted a second (darker layer) starting approximately 1/2 inch from the top of the paper. We repeated this process, drying the paper after each layer, then starting the next layer approximately 1/2 inch down from the last layer, until the sheet was completely covered with 1/2 inch stripes.
We cut two backgrounds (one rectangle and one circle) from the watercolored paper. We added some stamped images, a sentiment and cute heart embellishment.
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