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Splatter painting and bubble wrap stamping to create card backgrounds

These cards have been created in the same spirit as the last bookmarks series (HERE): creating without spending too much!

Some details on the techniques used to create the background of 'Let's eat cake' and 'Ciao' cards.

'Let's eat cake' card background

Upper part: made with the bubble wrap stamping technique.
Materials: bubble wrap, white ink and white embossing powder for the bubbles and beige ink for the non-embossed surface.

I really like to use this technique, as you can also see from this Xmas project with candles(HERE). 

Here you have a couple of nice videos from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts and from Jan Brown explaining how to bubble wrap stamp

Bottom part: is made with a technique I wrote about just few days ago (HERE): marbling with watercolours and saran wrap. 

'Ciao' card background

It's simply created with watercolors. 
To splatter-paint the paper either scatter the color by flickering the brush's tip with another brush or shake the color off the tip with quick downward movements of your wrist.

Enjoy coloring! 

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