Wednesday, August 16, 2017

CAS Watercolour August Salt Reminder

Time for our CAS Watercolour Reminder Salt Techniques Cards.  So many Gorgeous cards by our talented DT and Guest Designer Ros (Mikey's Mom)



Here is my favorite salt card and I am pleased to have another Christmas Card for my stash.


I just ordered 4 Christmas Die Cuts from Poppy Stamps.  I had not planned it,  but I was able to use all 4 dies for my card :-)  How fun!

My alcohol ink on acrylic tissue paper background is from my stash.  I made several using Christmas colors.  Here is a link to a card of mine with all the detailed steps.  The best part...you will get a stack of beautiful backgrounds when you are done:-)

First I made a watercolor wash using Gansai Tambi watercolors on Strathmore 140# cold press paper. I used a flat paint brush and liberally added water to my paper then painted with my paints.  While paint was wet I sprinkled with Himalayan pink rock salt, then sea salt and next table salt.  Let dry (takes time) and brushed off salts.

Photo of salt samples used for poinsettia, bird and leaves!


Next I die cut my Holiday Poinsettia (4 dies),  Holiday Holly leaves (1 die-3 leaves) and Cheery Cardinals (1 die-5 cardinals).  I shaped with my bone folder and attached with Tomboy liquid glue. Then added a Nuvo Bright Gold Drop to the center of flower.

Then I die cut 2 layers of  my Merry Christmas die for extra thickness.  So fun attaching all to my tissue paper background.  I popped up my poinsettia with dimensionals.  Added the sentiment and cardinal using fine tip glue pen. Weighted down with my acrylic block until dry.  Added a pearl to the Christmas die cut.

I attached all to white CS using liquid glue and popped up on card front using fun foam.  The shine from the acrylic layer and all the textures really catch your eye!  This Christmas card is definitely going to be a favorite this year.  I hope you like it too.

Be sure and check out all the CAS Watercolour Salt cards.  You will be impressed and inspired!  You still have until midnight (PST) the 24th to play along.  Hugs..

Supplies: 
Stamps: None
Paper: SU Thick Whisper White.  Strathmore 140# Cold Press.
Inks: Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks for tissue background.  Gambai Tambi Watercolor Paints
Accessories: Poppy Stamps Dies: Holiday Poinsettia, Holiday Holly, Old Fashioned Merry Christmas and Cheery Cardinals.  Tombow liquid glue, SU fine tip glue pen, fun foam, dimensionals, Nuvo Bright Gold Drops, SU pearl.....Tissue Paper background supplies in Link.


17 comments:

  1. love seeing your before and after photos of your salted background and love your poinsettia card. the salt gives it so much depth and texture :)

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  2. I'm just coming 'round to see your gorgeous alcohol ink creations, and now SALT?! OH you are so very creative! I've yet to try it... where did I put that pink salt? OH I have grey! will that do? xx
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  3. Pretty card, Nancy - so tactile!

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  4. This is a gorgeous poinsettia and background Nancy and I adore the patterns that the salt has made and the acrylic background works beautifully and the nice large die cut white sentiment stands out so well against that pretty green. x

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  5. WOW...this is absolutely GORGEOUS Nancy! Love just the simple red, green & white in this card with all the dimension bringing it to life! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

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  6. WOW is right! What a gorgeous poinsettia, Nancy! And it's perfect on the acrylic background! What a fantastic Christmas card!

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  7. Your AI / tissue / acrylic background is beautiful, but even lovelier is your salted watercolour for the gorgeous poinsettia. And I love the little bird sitting by the sentiment - a great finishing touch.

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  8. So much great visual texture and design with your layered Christmas card, Nancy. LOVE that alcohol ink on acrylic with tissue background. Has become a favourite technique of mine this year! And your salted watercolour panels have created the most beautiful poinsettia. And how fun to use five new dies to create this masterpiece!! xx

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    1. I have to admit...this will be a favorite Christmas card this year:-) I will be hand delivering! I am loving the AI on acetate and salt techniques:-) Thanks for your thoughtful comment my friend. Hugs...

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  9. Wow! It's gorgeous! I love the effect and such a beautiful Christmas card!

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  10. Wow! Knock me over with a feather! Or, in this case, a poinsettia. Gorgeous, Nancy! New dies are fun. New anything is fun!

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  11. Thanks for your sweet comment Nancy, your creativity inspires me as much as other DT, love this and gorgeous result.xx[aNNie]

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  12. Yey for techniques. Absolutely wonderful. The texture effect on the tissue paper is a great background for that unique and amazing poinsettia...cute little bird too. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration and the how too....x

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  13. Amazing, Nancy! Your salt backgrounds are gorgeous. Love all that texture. I'm not usually a fan of traditional red and green Christmas cards, but this one is beautiful. Maybe because the colours are softer(?). Whatever it is, it's a fabulous card!

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  14. The salted coloring is beautiful on this lovely Christmas card Nancy! Love the little cardinal too!! Julia xx

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  15. I loved this card so much that I pined it a few days ago, and yet I forgot to leave a comment! LOVE the visual texture of the fabulous background and the poinsettia. All the details (Nuvo Gold Drop, pearl, cardinal) show the care you took with the card. Hugs Hideko

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, Hideko. I so appreciate you coming back to my card to comment. I have to admit..It is a favorite of mine too:-) Hugs

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