I love the background on this card! And it was so easy to do! I worked on a piece of watercolor cardstock and used my MISTI and inked up the Sea Floor background stamp with three different colors of Simon Hurley Create. dye inks - Slippery When Wet, Overzealous, and Remember Me. I started with Slippery When Wet, then Overzealous, then Remember Me so that I didn't have to clean off my stamp in between ink colors. I added splotches of the yellow, then slightly overlapped that with splashes of green, and finished stamping the empty spaces with blue.
Now comes the fun part! I sprayed the inked piece heavily with water - probably 6 or 7 times - until the ink started running over my panel. I dried it with my heat tool and I LOVE how the ink traveled and covered the whole background! I didn't remove the Sea Floor stamp from my MISTI, so I stuck my faux watercolored background back into my MISTI in just about the same place and inked the stamp with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white powder. The result is a slight shadow behind the heat embossing from where I originally inked my background and a light wash of "watercolor"! So fabulous! I'm definitely trying this with other backgrounds, too!
I finished off my card with the cute girl from the Surf's Up stamp set. I colored her with Spectrum Noir Triblend markers and even did a little reverse image stamping so that she could hold a drink in each hand! To see that technique just watch my process video above! Thanks for stopping by!