Big Sky Stampin' Papercrafting

I have been a crafter most of my life, starting in about 8th grade when I tried to embroider some frogs on a quilt, that I never finished! Although the list of what "I never finished" is long, and includes cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, quilting and more, my latest obsession is paper! I joined Stampin'Up! as an independent demonstrator in October 2011 and have been going like crazy ever since! I offer classes in my home, do catered card parties at your home and sell my cards locally in Bozeman, Montana and around the lovely Gallatin Valley. I would love to meet and talk to you if you are interested in the papercrafting hobby or just need some unique handmade cards for a special occasion!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Thinking of You

I love to try different techniques when I'm creating a card and I really get excited when I can use something I have in my house... who doesn't like to repurpose something you already own?!  In this case, it was an extra large container of sea salt that I don't even remember buying!  Anyway, I've seen cards with this technique and knew I wanted to try it. Here are the basic steps:
1) Cut a piece of watercolor paper the size you want it to be.
2) Brush the paper surface with an aqua painter to lightly cover with just plain water.
3) Add about 3 drops of your favorite color from a reinker bottle.
4) Without adding more water, unless it is too dry, spread the ink around with your aqua painter until you like the look.
5) Add sea salt to the surface, all over and then set aside to dry.

After mine dried, I embossed it with the "&" embossing folder and then added a sentiment and some sequins. This was super fun and I can't wait to try it again with different colors! Here's the card we made using this technique at my class this week:

I'm so glad it is Friday today!  Tomorrow is the first MSU Bobcat home game and most of Bozeman will probably be there! Go Cats!
Happy Stampin'!

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