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Thursday, August 17, 2017

SALT STENCILED CHRISTMAS


It's quite rare for me to make a card that fits four challenges, but when I started playing around with a new (to me) stencil, I found it fit CAS Watercolour, Christmas Challenges, ABNH Embossing and Just Add Ink - Stencils.


I began with the HA stencil on watercolour paper using inks that would react with water and blended.  I left the stencil on the paper, lightly spritzed with water to dampen and sprinkled on some Celtic sea salt (rather large crystals) - let this dry naturally and scraped off the salt.  Made my card base background by embossing with the HA star confetti die.  After die cutting the stenciled piece with a HA rectangle and giving it a little border mat, I popped it up with some foam tape.  Added the glitter stars, some Spectrum Noir for a bit more glitz, and the sentiment (black ink, clear embossed) - done!




Thanks for visiting today and all your kind comments.
 






19 comments:

  1. Great technique piece Betty and a lovely Christmas card! Have a lovely evening! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  2. Love this stencil and it's so perfect with your salted background, Betty! Love those glittery stars around the edge too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

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  3. Great technique with the stencil, and love that stencil so pretty with the glittery stars. Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour :)

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  4. Beautiful stenciling, Betty--such a great Christmas card!

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  5. Wonderful mix of techniques that made a gorgeous result!!! Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges!!
    Debbie (CCC DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

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  6. So cool!! Great job with watercolouring over a stencil, Betty. The image is so crisp and clean. And the salt bursts are so pretty with your winter sky. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

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  7. Wonderful card! I love the BG and the design! Thank you for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour Challenge!

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  8. Love the colors you chose and the beautifully stenciled background with subtle texture that salt crystals have created!!! Great Christmas card, Betty! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Love the card and the techniques that you used. I will have to give them a try. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  10. Fun technique Betty and you go girl hitting 4 challenges with one card!

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  11. What an awesome card Betty, great technique

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  12. Brilliant work - qualifies for four challenges :-) Very interesting technique Betty and such a pretty card. Good luck ;-)

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  13. Your salt technique has created a beautiful effect over your tree stencil that is so perfect for your wintery scene Betty! Such a gorgeous Christmas card! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week

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  14. Lovely card, Betty. Fabulous use of techniques, colours and stencils. I adore the glittery accents. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink

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  15. This is lovely Betty! I love how your colour change as they go down and the sparkle of the tiny silver stars. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

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  16. Fabulous stenciled trees, Betty - the salt gave it a wonderful texture!!

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  17. Such a sweet card Betty...great results too!
    Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS Watercolour Challenge.
    Karen

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  18. I'm so sorry...I've really fallen behind on my visits ~ Your background is amazing, Betty! I love how the color changes a bit between each section and your sparkly stars are so pretty! You did an amazing job with this technique!

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  19. Nice card love the background. Thanks for joining A Blog Named Hero.

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