Saleabration: Party Pandas Are So Cute
March April and May Card Classes: Avondale Heights

Salt Background Technique

Last month in class we got the salt shakers out and tried the Salt Background technique.  Teamed it with the Saleabration stamp set Heartfelt Blooms as our feature layer.

Heartfelt-4

For this technique you need some watercolour paper.  Spritz it liberally with water til it is quite wet (or dab on some water with an aquapainter or wet brush.)  Drip on some ink with reinkers.  We used a few colours.  Now shake on some salt - table salt, rock salt - try out some different sizes or just use whatever is in the cupboard.  Leave to dry then brush off the salt.  The salt absorbs some of the surrounding liquid and draws some of the ink towards it, leaving you with a nice dappled effect. 

Here's another example that I used on a notecard with just a simple greeting.

Salt-background

In class we stamped Heartfelt Blooms (Saleabration - free with a $90 purchase) in a coordinating colour.  We had a choice of how to finish it off depending on how much cutting we felt like doing.

No cutting - use the stitched shape framelits instead ....

Heartfelt-dapper-denim

A little cutting ......

The leaves here are from the Petals and More Thinlits.

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Or stamp the big flower twice and layer for a more 3D effect.

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Which is your favourite? 

Heartfelt-blooms-trio

All of these cards feature our soon to retire set of in colours - Dapper Denim (left), Flirty Flamingo (centre) and Sweet Sugarplum (right.)  Along with Peekaboo Peach and Emerald Envy these colours will be leaving us soon.  Grab your reinkers and cardstock to go with your ink pads this month if you need them as they're likely to be sold out early next month when the retiring list comes out.  (Going off previous years.) 

Just a couple of weeks left of saleabration and there's some extra choices for your freebies. Check them out here: Saleabration section

Host code this month is H4F4C9TM.  Add it to your online order and I'll pop a sample in the mail next month.

April and May class dates have just gone out in my March newsletter.  I'll have them up on the blog tomorrow.  We're booking out super fast these days so get in quick if you're after a spot.  A spot has just become available for this Thursday if you're keen to try Stained Glass technique and Embossing Paste backgrounds.  Be quick!

Happy Stamping!

Cheers, Sue

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