Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Still Addinktive Spot That Stamp Set - By the Tide

Happy Wednesday Everyone,
This week at Still addINKtive we are looking at Stampin' Up's By The Tide and By The Seashore for the Spot That Stamp Set Challenge. Don't forget to make a new card or link one you have already made so we have a comprehensive list of ideas.
I wanted to try the Salt Technique for the background. There are two different ways you can do this technique.
1. Use glossy card, brayer the colours on and spray with a mister and then sprinkle it with rock salt.
2. Use watercolour paper, spray it extensively, so the ink will run when you dab it on with a paintbrush, then let it soak up the colour and water and dry off a bit and sprinkle it with rock salt.  I wet the paintbrush before picking up the colour and washed it off after I used each one.  I have added a photo of the samples I made further down in my post.   I used the brayered glossy card for my card today.

Watercolour Paper - Glossy Card

By the Tide
By the Seashore
Stamps: S/U's By the Tide, Vintage Labels (R)
Card and Papers: Metallic Silver, Basic Black, Glossy White, Metallic White, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Versamark, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze
Finishing Touches: Silver Cord, Black Crystals
Cool Tools: Brayer, Misting Sprayer, Salt, Embossing Buddy, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Tombow Multi Glue
Thanks for visiting today.
Cat's Ink Siggy


  1. A very pretty, colorful, card. I like it a lot. I have never heard of using rock salt on a card. I must try it. Thanks for sharing this with us.


  2. Fantastic card Susan. I love the rock salt technique and the great effect it has created on the water background for all the little fishies to swim around in. I am inspired.

  3. Now I'm convinced. This set is in my next order. And I'm saving this post so I can try to do this technique which is just perfect! Looks like bubbles! Thanks for the inspiration, Sue!

  4. I have this technique on my list for my techniques class. I've never tried it but you make it look easy and I just LOVE the way your background resembles water. Nice card!

  5. Wow! What a fun technique with fantastic results. I love the realistic scene that you have created.

  6. Awesome background & great design, Susan! Thanks for sharing the details on the technique. Love the "float" embellisment you have use for your sentiment & it looks like the inside of your card is pretty too! :)

  7. This was actually one of the experiments I tried with By the Seashore too Susan. Mine got thrown in the bin though, it didn't turn out beautifully like yours unfortunately. I love the effect you've achieved.

  8. I am so glad you explained (and used) this technique. It looks just like an underwater scene! Now I want to try this myself. :)


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