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Mon 04

You Make Me Smile

Welcome to the blog hop that combines two wonderful products: Memory Box and Luminarte's Twinkling H2O's.  We will be sharing multiple projects each day for a week, and this is the first post in the Memory Box series.  If you want more information on the hop, be sure to check out Laura's previous post.

I decided to create multiple backgrounds using the beautiful Twinkling H20's, water and salt. I covered a sheet of watercolor paper with a layer of water and then added a mix of the gorgeous greens, purple, gold and blue twinkling H20's and sprinkled salt over it. The only downside is the waiting time for the water and salt to dry. After that you need to brush off the dried off salt.

I ended up with three to four different fabulous backgrounds. I took one of them and stamped the gorgeous Tree of Birds G1768 using Ranger Archival Black Ink. The leaves and birds were colored using watercolor pencils. Accent with white gel pen.

Stamp the sentiment Makes Me Smile B1765 using the same ink on the same background. Mount on light green and black cardstock. Tie twine and two buttons as accents.

Have a wonderful Monday!



It's a beautiful card Suzz. Love the tree. Looks 3-D on the computer, LOL. Keep up the good work.

That is a beautiful background - love the effect that the salt creates.

Great card - LOVE the colors! Thank you for the inspiration.

FANTABULOUS card....the colors, the accents....and the wonderful sentiment!!!

wow! Twinkling H20s and SALT (none the less!) really make a difference! Love your ideas!

This is stunning! Love this new Tree of Birds stamp set. The colours that you achieved using the twinkling h2O's and SALT! what a great technique!!! Truly a work of art!

When I first saw the tree image on MB website I could not see the birds perched in the tree. Your technique with the twinkling h2os and the white pen highlights certainly make the birds stand out now.

Have to try this technique, thanks for the idea.

Love the idea. Thanks for sharing.

Lovely card and colors. I didn't know about using salt, so thank you for a new to me piece of knowledge.

Love the background. Need to try the salt technique. Thanks for sharing

Beautiful! The background is gorgeous and loved the tree. Good job.

was table salt used/ this is great love it

The background and tree are lovely. What a cool technique - can't wait to try it! Thank you!!!

Gorgeous card! Love the tree of birds stamp and your background is amazing!

Beautiful card! I have some H2O's but haven't really gotten into using them. Now I must give them another try using this salt technique! Can't wait.

Just Beautiful! Very Spring-y! Thanks for sharing :)

Beautiful card. Love the H2Os.

What a cool idea! Who'd have ever thought water, color and SALT? Leave to the craftees to figure these things out. This card is gorgeous and so is the background. I can't wait to try this technique.

What a cheery looking card! I love using H20s!

What a wonderful , spring has sprung! Your work is lovely!
Would love to try the H20s!

Great card. Would love to win some H20s. Thanks, Nancy P.

How cute is that! Love the salt technique, thanks for the reminder.

Would love to see a youTube of you doing the background.

Wonderful! Thanks!

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