Independent Stampin'Up! Demonstrator!

Hey friends!
I've been a demonstrator with Stampin'Up! since 2011. I'm located in Bozeman, Montana, but have customers all over the country. I have a very fun and active downline called "Big Sky Stampers" and we get together in person and online to share what we love. My blog posts feature what I'm up to recently and I try to share new product information, tips and tricks and creative inspiration. You can shop from this site or find out more information about our products and becoming a demonstrator! Thanks for stopping by!

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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