Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Workshop Wow Wednesday!

I have decided that Wednesdays are now going to be my Workshop Wows!  These are techniques that I would show at a workshop that would really wow my customers. Today's technique is so easy and I can't believe I've never tried it before!  It is called Salted Background and you can find the directions here.  I chose the colors at Color Throwdown
When I first read about the Salted Background technique, I knew instantly that I wanted to do a sky/land background with Lovely as a Tree, so this color combo was just perfect!  I do a little cringe every time I see Lucky Limeade in a challenge though, because we have NOTHING similar anymore. sniff, sniff :( I chose Wild Wasabi for my green this time. 
I used regular table salt for my background and it worked just fine. I would like to try a more coarse salt though, just to see what the difference is. I will have to add that to my ever-growing list of supplies I NEED for crafting. :)  Most of my list is for things I want to try on Pinterest...I'm sure a lot of you can relate! Anyway, after I did my background, I stamped the trees in Pacific Point and then I went back in with my Aqua Painter and dabbed on some Wild Wasabi for some more color on the trees. This background technique is so cool that you really don't need to do a whole lot to it!  Here's a closer look:

Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Sassy Salutations
Cardstock: Marina Mist, So Saffron, Glossy White
Ink: Marina Mist, Pacific Point, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi
Tools: Heat Tool, salt, spritzer with water, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Marina Mist Chevron Ribbon, Rhinestones


  1. I love your blue & green trees and that great salted background!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Throwdown!

  2. Beautiful card! I've never heard of this technique before. Looks stunning!

  3. I might have to give that background a try... very neat look! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown!

  4. Looks fabulous!! One of my SU sets and the salt background is wonderful-have never done that before-another on my list to try!! Thxs for joining us at CTD!!