I love getting inky and using techniques to create my own backgrounds. I’ve used the Lovely Lattice stamp set to highlight my salt technique on this card. The vibrant bold colors in the background really set off the flowers on the lattice. This technique is so forgiving and easy card will be different. I love that!
Okay, I’ll bet you’re asking, “how did she do that”? If you don’t mind getting a little inky and using some unconventional supplies, this technique is for you. Go to the kitchen and grab the salt. Yep, that’s right salt. You can use fine grain or larger grain, whatever you have on hand will do.
For the salt technique, you’ll need some watercolor paper, ink refills of your choice, I used Melon Mambo and Highland Heather. Being sure the watercolor paper is wet enough is one of the key steps in the process. Your aqua painter will come in handy for that. Once you’ve got the ink refills applied to the watercolor paper, you’re ready to sprinkle the salt.
Waiting for this gorgeous paper to dry is the hardest part. Once it is bone dry, you will rub off the salt and you’ll have your gorgeous background paper ready to go.
Because I heat embossed the Lovely Lattice images with Black Embossing Powder, it made it easier to color and fussy cut. So you might want to consider that. It also gives the card a richness and another level of dimension. For my Lovely Lattice focal image, I used mainly Stampin’ Blends as my coloring medium. I didn’t have a Melon Mambo Blend, so I used my blender pen for those flowers.
So that you can see the technique first hand, I’ve created a FREE video tutorial for you. Enjoy!
Here’s how the magic happens.
- Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
- Mat – Highland Heather CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Technique Mat – Watercolor Paper – 3 3/4″ x 5″
- Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″, cut with the die from Rectangle Stitched Framelits
- Lovely Lattice Image and Small Flower Image – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
- Small Leaves – Pear Pizzazz CS – two leaves punched from a scrap using the Bitty Blooms Punch
- Metallic Thread – Silver – 10 Loops
Be sure to earn your FREE Lovely Lattice stamp set so that you can create a card like this one using the salt technique. All the supplies are listed below and I would appreciate your shopping my store.
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