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Friday, January 31, 2014

Salty Honey Heart

So, tomorrow is Groundhog Day and the Super Bowl!  Are you football fans??  I'm kinda.  I like to watch a good game.  I'll probably be glued to the set cause I got some $$ riding on this one.  One of the girls at work gets a pool together every year. I can't resist! Wish me luck!

Today's card is for the Sunshine Mail Foundation.  If you don't know about them, please check out their blog.  Our sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear Designs
They have some great digital stamps to choose from.

One of the blogging groups I belong to is Stamp Addcits!  And yes, we are!  Each month we have a TAT- Try a Technique.  This month the technique was the "Salt" technique.  I must say that I wasn't too crazy about this one, but I did give it a go.  The idea is that you take some glossy cardstock and smear reinker all over it with your Aqua Brush.  Then you sprinkle salt on top of that and then mist it with your trusty mister!  Let it dry or use your heat tool to dry it quicker.  Since I needed to have it done for today (I made this last night), I used my heat tool.  After it's dry, brush the salt off the c/s and see what you get.  I don't think mine worked all that well and I may give it another try with not so coarse salt.  Anyway, at least I can say that I did it. ;)  Here's my Salty card.
I really love the way the image turned out.

Materials Used:
  • Image -Stitchy Bear - Scrapper's Delights - Honey
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up Retired set - Mon Ami
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Glossy cardstock; Stampin Up Strawberry Slush
  • Designer Paper - Basic Gray
  • Reinkers - SU Strawberry Slush and Red Riding Hood
  • Accessories:  Wild Orchid Crafts - Lace; SU Dimensionals; SU Strawberry Slush Reinker and Red Riding Hood Reinker; Coarse salt; Mister; Heat Tool;
  • Copic Markers - B0000; E00, E01, E11, E21; G46; E46; R81 R83, R85; Y13, Y15, Y17, Y38
Well, that's it.  Hope you'll decide to play along with us this week.

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

A Creative Romance - Show Us Some Love
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Fairy Tale Challenge - More than Two Colors
Fun with Shapes and More - Valentine
Jellypark Challenge - Lots of Love
Keep it Simple - Square
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
SweetPea Stampers - Love
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Sharing the Love
C.R.A.F.T. challenge - Love
MilkCoffee Challenge - Valentines/Love


  1. That technique looks interesting to try. I really like the heart with sentiment. I almost fell over when I didn't see any flowers!

  2. Maggie, I love your salty card!!! Really a cool looking background! Fantastic!!!
    Good luck on the Super Bowl bet.

  3. Oh, my! Maggie, this is so pretty! Your salted technique adds so much to this, too. Lore the subtle look it created.

  4. So beautiful, Maggie!! Darlene gave us a humdinger of a challenge, eh?! Your card came out wonderful!! A+!!!

  5. Gorgeous, gorgeous card Maggie & your coloring is AWESOME!!!!! Good luck in the football pool!!!!!

  6. I think your salty background turned out great! I haven't tried this technique, but techniques can certainly be fun sometimes. Your Copic colored image almost looks like watercolor. I love that! Neither one of us watches football here. Sometimes I enter a pool, but not this time. I declared today a personal day (actually I called it a Mommy Day). No housework, laundry, or errands -- just hoping to get some Valentines done. Enjoy your weekend!

  7. Maggie I really like the way your background turned out!!

  8. Great technique and I love the way it loos! Very pretty card! Thanks for playing with us at Jellypark Friends for our Lots of Love challenge!

  9. Beautiful card! I learned something new tonight - I have never heard of the salt technique before. I may have to give this a try! Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks, hope to see you again next week.
    Tina - DT member @ 4 CC

  10. Maggie- your card is delightful! The technique came out great! The image is darling- love the soft look you achieved with it!

  11. Bee-u-tiful - this is gorgeous Maggie, and you have coloured the image to perfection.

  12. Must try this technique, Maggie, it looks fab! Beautiful image beautifully coloured!
    Thank you for joining us at the MilkCoffee Challenge. Jane xx

  13. Such a cute card. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

  14. What a cute little sweetheart!!! Thanks for joining us this time at Sweet Pea Stampers and good luck in the drawing!!

  15. Very pretty!!! Thanks so much for participating in our QKR STAMPEDE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  16. Hi Margaret, what a lovely card. The girls is so sweet and the details lovely.

    We are delighted that you joining us with our Challenge of fwsam here. Since there is this time again something to win the additional rule is valid: The work shown may only be combined with up to 3 other Challenges at the same time to participate in the draw. For the selection of top 3 of course you're there!

    Thank you for your participation in the Fun with Shapes and more Challenge and for your understanding. We hope that the next time you are here again.

    Hugs Claudia

  17. Too cute! The lace compliments the garter!

  18. Lovely card, fab image and wonderfully embellished.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this week.
    Sandy DT

  19. Your salty card turned out great. I have never heard of that technique before. Fun to hear of something new (well at least to me LOL).

  20. Pretty card. Love the image and all the details. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

  21. very sweet, I love the use of lace on cards and that heart is great. thanks for playing with us at Jellypark Friends.

  22. Lovely card. I love that image. Thank you for joining the challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers

  23. Gorgeous creation Margaret, I love this image and you have colored her beautifully! Thanks so much for playing at Jellypark Friends and Sweet Pea Stampers this time:)

  24. Fab card! Thanks for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! Hugs, Susanne.


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