In this week's tutorial, Amy Kunkle shares 3 different methods for creating an ombre background - it's a smooth gradient, usually a light-to-dark range of a single color.
For my card, I used Ranger dye reinkers and a wide brush, increasing the amount of water as I went down the panel. (This is Shizen watercolor paper, which is 100% cotton, super textured, and very fun to work with.)
It occurred to me AFTER my card was done that I should have taken some process photos... sorry about that! It was past my brain time. After the panel was dry, I stamped the poppy image (Crafter's Companion), and brushed inside the outline with bleach so I had a white image to color in. The poppies were colored with a mix of dye reinkers and watercolor markers.
The sentiment is one of my designs, which is between companies right now... it's stamped on a diecut from Simon Says Stamp.
Hope you'll try this one out!