Friday, August 22, 2014

Salted Trees

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Sometime ago I made several backgrounds using the salted background technique.  
For this background I used the Tsukineko Rainbow ink pad Cappuccino, and applied it direct to the paper, and then ran the darkest colour across the top to 'fill' the card. 


I then stamped one end of the background with some trees, masking and stamping off to give some dimension.


There was another tree stamped on the opposite end, and a sentiment gold embossed. 


The feature panel was mounted over a cream card sponged with Tea Dye DI, then mounted over a dark brown base.


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17 comments:

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers

aussie aNNie said...

FABulous and cleverly made card Maxine, so much to look at and your design, colours and chosen stamp is awesome...love it....have a lovely weekend.xxx
♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

jimlynn said...

The salt background really gives a different look to this card and I, for one, love it. So lovely!
Lynn

Dreja said...

Sehr schön. Danke daß du bei der KE-C mitmachst.
LG Dreja

Dawn Turley said...

Lovely Maxine. The technique gives a great mlook to the background

Nancy said...

That technique is so cool! Love the scene you have created! Thanks for sharing it with us at Seize the Birthday!

Eileen Dobson said...

Love this technique Maxine. Unfortunately because you are on the DT for this blog I can't include it in the prize draw, sorry.

Donna Idlet said...

Very nice card, love the background colors. Thanks for stopping by at Mema's Crafts challenge.

Becky said...

wow, gorgeous card girl, love the beautiful colors.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love to see all of the fun techniques you use on your cards. Wonderful!

Beth F said...

I like your use of the salt technique! Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Anything Goes

JoAnn said...

Great card. I have never used this technique. It is very different and looks good. Thanks for sharing at Seize the Birthday.

MaryH said...

So very pretty Maxine. I will have to check out this salt technique (think I've run across it, but senior moment, you know). It's very effective on your background, and the tree stamp masking created such lovely perspective to your card (is that the right terminology?) Well lots of dimension anyway! Loved the soft colors of that Cappucino pad too. TFS & Hugs.

JD/ Jill said...

I tried this technique a while ago, but my card did not turn out nice with it at all...
But your card looks fabulous using this tecnique...really like the background...with the pretty colors!

Gemiel said...

Such a beautiful card!! I'm not sure what the salted background technique entails, but whatever it is, it's gorgeous.

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Team challenge :)

Tindaloo said...

Great card and watercolor background! :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo