Apr 27 2010
Time for another Technique Tuesday! Today’s card features the Salt Background which uses an item I bet most, if not all, of us have at home. Different types of salt create different looks – try table salt, coarse salt, sea salt, etc.
My card uses coarse canning salt although I made a similar card with table salt and it looks really neat as well.
After a lot of experimentation (and drinking a lot of water because I had salt everywhere!), I have discovered that the secret is to keep a pretty light hand with the salt. My first umpteen attempts used way too much salt and the individual grains didn’t have opportunity to spread out.
This card also features a Summer Mini catalogue sneak peek. This stamp set is called A Little Bit of Magic and is a set of 4. It includes a second little fairy girl holding a flower and a greeting that says"there’s a bit of magic in everything – Lou Reed". Don’t you love that sentiment? Finally, there is small stamp with a bunch of stars on it that looks great stamped over the greeting in a lighter colour of ink. The set is $19.95 clear and $24.95 wood. What a fun set!
Scroll down to see a full list of instructions and please let me know if you have any questions on this technique.
To finish the card, I added two different widths of ribbon one on top of the other down the side and adhered three small buttons with paper thread. A very simple card that would be great for a girls birthday card or an invitation. Hope you like it.
Stamps: A Little Bit of Magic – $19.95 Clear #120033, $24.95 Wood #118613 – Page 21 of the Summer Mini Catalogue
Inks: Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Black StazOn
Paper: Glossy White, Brocade Blue, Night of Navy
Other: Brocade Blue 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Night of Navy 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Fresh Favourites II Buttons, Mini Glue Dots
Drop salt randomly over the card and allow to dry. Once the salt has been on the paper for a few minutes, you can speed the drying time with a heat tool or blow dryer. Once dry, brush off the salt.
Don’t think it, ink it!