I would like to extend a warm welcome to my newest follower, Jessica, who's blog is here.
I was inspired by this video by Natasha Foote in making this style of card.
I made the background by simply swiping the ink pad over the background card.
I used a swirling motion when applying the ink pad (Lucky Clover DOX ink).
I then distressed the sides of the scripture panel with scissors - gently as I was using copy paper, then I sponged it with Tea Dye DI., and splattered it with black paint from a fine paint brush.
The cardstock used for the base has a linen texture to it, which added even more interest to the background.
The inside was finished with some washi tape.
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