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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!




Love buttons but never know what to do with them....what a neat idea.


I really like using twinkling H2O's and thanks for sharing this info!! Your card is gorgeous!!

Beautiful card! I had never heard of adding salt before. Love the effect!

Stunning card...makes me think spring is in the air and I love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing!

Every background is an original with this technique - thanks for sharing !

Beautiful! Love this look!
Sandra ltb

seeing this card makes me smile. like the birds on the tree.
stamping sue

Love the softness of the background!

how clever! I'm definitely going to have to try this technique. I love H2Os and am glad to have another way to use them. Thanks for sharing Jo4Him

I love Twinkling H20's and I love how you used them on this card. It is beautiful. The colors are fabulous!

Really beautiful design, Sue!
Always love your work : )

Your card is so beautiful. The watercolor background of twinkling H2os is stunning.

Suzz, What a beautiful tree and backround. Thanks.

What a great way to make backgrounds! And I loooove that stamp!

I love this stamp how you used it! Nice color palette,thanks!

I love the effect of the salt and water. Also love the stamp.

fantastic technique. I never thought of using my H2o's for a background wash...

Such a pretty card! I am new to twinkling H2O but after these blogs I won't be!

Sue, this is gorgeous, and my favorite!

I just used this stamp, and I love what totally different effects you get with the H2O's. Much brighter! Great job!

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