Friday, November 23, 2012

Rock Salt Background Christmas Card

Happy Friday!

Today's card is one of the techniques I showed this month; Rock Salt Background.  I also had a chance to demonstrate the new Illuminate Glimmer pad - a new favorite of mine I must say!  On dark backgrounds it looks a stunning shimmery silver and on light backgrounds a beautiful pearly opalescent.  Its almost like two inks in one!

If you haven't heard of the Rock Salt Background technique, here's a quick description:
Begin with a piece of glossy white or Whisper White cardstock.  Sprinkle coarse salt randomly on the cardstock.  Run through the Big Shot; using Tab #2 and both cutting plates.  Discard the salt and brayer.  Viola! A beautiful snowy winter sky!


Stamp sets: Lovely as a Tree, Snowflake Soiree, Dasher (retired)...Christmas Deer set would work well for this scene as well
Cardstock: Glossy White cardstock, Basic Gray, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black, Midnight Muse, Illuminate Glimmer pad
Accessories: Silver brads, coarse salt, brayer, sponges, snail adhesive

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  I'm hoping to work on my stack of Christmas cards now that my projects for U Stamp with Dawn and Friends are complete.  This month I created two projects for the Wrapping Up the Holidays suite, which kicks off today!  I'll share both projects I created with you next week; hopefully along with a few other gals amazing work!  If your interested in becoming a member of this project suite, head on over to Dawn's site at to sign up - there are 40+ one of a kind projects to check out!

Until next time...
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1 comment:

Laura said...

Another beauty, you are GOOD girl! I love perusing through your creations! What inspiration, thanks so much!

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