From Land to Sea – Salted Background Technique

I love going to aquariums and peering through the windows at all the sea life the Lord has created.  I especially love the jelly fish with their delicate tentacles floating in the water.  It’s no wonder I was drawn to the From Land to Sea set from Stampin’ Up!

The card I am sharing with you today was inspired by Heidi Weaver’s card (view it here).  I really loved her layout and positioning of her jelly fish and of course the turtle so I had to CASE (copy and share everything) her gorgeous card!  I changed it up a bit using different colors,  by making a different background, and using a thinlit for the greeting.  I also used rhinestones rather than a stamp for the air bubbles.


From Land to Sea My Tanglewood Cottage

Don’ you just love the From Land to Sea stamp set?

To create the background:

To create the background I sponged Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point and then Elegant Eggplant inks onto water color paper.  As I sponged on the ink I blended them together.  Next I heavily sprayed the paper with water so the inks would blend together even more.  Once the paper was wet I sprinkled kosher salt onto the paper and then let it dry.

Once it was dry I  remove all salt crystals.  (You can do this by using your hands, a paper towel, or the edge of a piece of scrap card stock.)  You will notice a haze of salty water, this just adds to the beauty of your background.

The salt background is an easy and fun technique – give it a try.

I wanted to mention before you go…if you are interested int the Greetings Thinlits Dies which I used for this card, they are retiring.  You only have until May 31, 2016 or while supplies last.  You can purchase the dies at my online store simply by click on the icon below.

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