It's time for the Monthly challenge at Sweet Stamps
. Our theme for this Month is Kissing : )
My SCS blogging group-Stamp Addicts- has a challenge this month to do the 'Salt' technique. I went back to the 6/2004 Technique Junkies
newsletter- and did the Salt and Pepper Technique. I combined it with the Kissing technique- I did a 2010 TJ technique called Kissing with a Twist.
I used a SweetCuts die for my technique- and made a stamp with a foam of the die cut. I am including pictures- LOTS of pictures!
Cut out the die- now foam will stretch, so take it easy removing the pieces.......
I leave the foam over the die cut, and gently remove the pieces with my 'pokey tool'.
Now, you have a stamp- you will be able to use this over and over again. I inked up the foam with Embossing ink and stamped that on Matte cardstock.
I brayered both Nassau and Forget Me Not Shades Die inks on the cardstock.
I spritzed the cardstock with water. It will curl up......
I added Sea Salt and Spritzed again with water.
***DO Not dry the cardstock with a heat tool, let it air dry.
I made a template of the die. I stamped the foam image using Forget Me Not ink through the template. It is very easy to line up shape and foam stamp.
Next, I stamped a flourish image over the template in Nassau ink. I took a white paint pen and highlighted the flourishes.
And finally- I added Smoosh in Silver for a final accent.
And, thanks to the influence of my SS teammate Roxie AND my SA SCS Blog friend Jeanette
- I just had to finish the inside as well.
Sweet Stamps products used:
I hope you will join in the challenge! Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! The winner is chosen by Random.org- so everyone has a chance to win!
is a direct link to the Weekly as well- our current challenge is Winter Blues. You have a chance to WIN- winners drawn by Random.org.
Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE
to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenges
Make it Monday
- Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon
- Inspired by Orchid
Die Cutting Diva
- Out with the Old- in with the New- New use for die cut. smoosh : )
Cheerful Stamp Pad
***Sweet Stamps also has a PINTREST page- HERE
Thanks for stopping by!