Stampin Up A Little Bit of Magic

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.


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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



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Apply Classic re-inks to glossy cardstock with an aqua painter. If you want, you can stamp and/or heat emboss the cardstock before adding the inks.





Stampin Up CanadaDrop 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!