Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Windy Springtime

This is the card I have made for my husband's birthday this year, it is also my first creation with my new GORGEOUS Visible Image stamps!  These are the first VI stamps  I have bought - but they definately won't be the last!  I also used a new stencil that called out to be partnered with these stamps.  I have used the 'Colours of the Wind' stamps by Visible Image; a couple of leaf stamps from my stash; Aqua Tints; Onyx Black Versafine Ink; Black Soot Distress Ink; Tando Creative mini stencil Flourish; acetate; salt.   To create the background I used yellow and green Aqua Tints as a wash over a piece of white card, blending them together with a wet brush.  While the inks were still wet I sprinkled rock salt all over them, spritzing water on any dry areas and leaving the panel to dry naturally.  I took a piece of heatproof acetate and stamped the leaves and sentiment in black Versafine ink then heat embossed the images with black powder.  I then cut all the images out, keeping very close to the outlines.  When the salt was dry I rubbed it all off the panel to reveal the lovely random patterns it had made in the inks.  I then applied the black DI through the stencil several times across the panel to represent the wind blowing the leaves around.  I blended the DI around the edges of the panel, then matted it onto black card.  On a white base card I sponged some yellow ink around the edges, and layered the panel onto it.  To complete the design I attached all the images that were stamped onto acetate with dimensional glue.  I am delighted with the way this design has turned out, the salt background is so effective, and the stamps give it a bold, dramatic feel.  I think this design is an excellent worker card, good for male and female cards and for many occasions.  


  1. OK...did you cute the big leaf out including the middle vein part? If you did...wowza!!how did you cut those veins out?? I love the background so much and need to see a youtube video of this rock salt method. very cool!

  2. thank you Birgit :) I didn't have to cut the veins out, the stamp does all the work lol! It's by a company called Visible Images - check them out online - they make beautiful stamps! ;) xx