Thursday, January 5, 2012


Our Yahoo group has monthly technique "challenges" and we sign up for swaps. Signing up for these is naturally voluntary.  It had been a while since I had done any of them.  In December we were to make a card using the "Salted Background" technique and I decided to give it a try.  Don't be like me......give something new a try more often.  :)

The result is much prettier if you have several coordinating dye reinker colors to use on the background but I only had Distress Ink "Old Paper".  The directions can be found on Split Coast Stampers or by going to YouTube and doing a search for Salted Background.

I had to go with all white otherwise because in all of my papers, I didn't have any that went with that ink color.  The card base is PapertreyInk cardstock.  The embossed background is using the Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirl folder and then trimmed down by about 1/4" on each side.  Because I was adding brads to the corners, I used this layer so the brads would not poke through to the inside of the card. 

I cut the image when it was all done using a Spellbinders Classic Oval and then mounted it onto the coordinating Classic Scalloped Oval.

The brads are from Lasting Impressions.  I have a lot of Lasting Impressions buttons and brads in my inventory for re-sale so if you are interested, let me know.  I can also get Spellbinders items for you if you are interested.........and of course at a discount.

Thank you for stopping by!  Your comments are always welcome...........I love hearing from you!


Ann Schach said...

Wow! This is a gorgeous card, Vicki! I LOVE this image. Your image mat is a perfect contrast to the embossing!

Anonymous said...

this is so pretty. i've got to go look up how to do a salted background. thanks for pointing me in a new direction


Linda Fisher said...

OMGosh, beautiful. I am not familiar with this technique, but I'm off to splitcoast to find out more!


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