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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!



Beautiful card and great technique - can't wait to try it.

This card would brung a smile to any recipients face :)
So pretty

Can't wait to try this--gorgeous colors! Thanks
for sharing, love MB stamps!!

Great technique - makes a beautiful background.

This card is really beautiful! I love how the white accents on the leaves and birds really make them pop off the page! This is some very creative work!

Love the BG! Looking foward to seeing what you create with the other pieces!

Lovely card. I'm looking forward to trying the technique

Beautiful card! I've been itching to give these paints a try - thanks for the shot at a set, and for sharing all the wonderful information!

this is so beautiful, peaceful and serene. love this stamp and i love my twinks so much

I LOVE twinks. The colors are so beautiful. The salt technique you used looks so cool. I can't wait to try it.

I love the salt effect!

Thank you for reminding me that I have plenty of watercolor paper to make backgrounds! What a great idea! Beautiful card!

Wow! Never thought about using the salt technique with Twinklings - thanks so much for such a novel and creative idea.

Lovely card, love that background! Looks like another thing I need to try. Thanks for the inspiration!

What a cool technique. I can't wait to give it a try. Your card is beautiful!!

What a great card. Thanks for sharing.

beautiful card!!

The blues and greens combo is very soothing to my eye. Thanks!

Wow Suzz, I love the background affect on this card and now I can't wait to try it. I'm always on the look out for new techniques :)TFS

Lovely. Would you mind spreading just a little of your talent my way? I love to stamp, but......my projects never look this good. Need all the help I can get. Just beautiful!!!!!

The salt technique you used made such a pretty background, and the focal Tree of Birds is perfect with this effect. I will be be trying this one for sure.

I like this one; so ethereal.

What an interesting technique! Your card is lovely.

I also love the salt technique. Great combination.

What a great way to get a nice background that's different than any other. I love the effect, and also the card layout with the buttons and cord!

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