Did you know that yesterday was National Bubble Wrap Day?
and I'm sure you celebrated Squirrel Appreciation Day last week ... right!?
I am convinced that if you want a holiday, make one up ~
people will follow it :)
Seriously, there are holidays for everything!
And today, being the 28th of the month,
means that we - the Calendar Girls blogging group - post our cards
centered around a theme chosen by our month's hostess.
For January, Jeanette is up!
I decided to get REALLY creative and attempt the "Salt Technique" from SCS for my card today because it was the challenge from Darlene from the Stamp Addicts due .. like today!
And oh I had fun!! Thank you, Dar! This technique is way cool.
I gathered my sea salt, glossy cardstock, spray inks and made a beautiful
background w/ the salt technique for my card.
And set it to dry overnight.
And then I lost it.
I looked everywhere.
Alas, I had to start all over and ended up using heavy based, matte cardstock
and the end result is really striking. Not as nice as the glossy, but still pretty ~ up close it's so full of detail and texture. I didn't have any fading this time around but that's due to using the wrong paper :/ The cardstock held up nicely with the water and heavy inks/salt.
I'm a March baby and the challenge states to go to our birth month,
pick a holiday the closest to our birthday and create a card with that theme.
I chose March 13th *National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day*
in order to continue my 'Ink Every Stamp' personal challenge
and Miss Jeanette gave us some leeway on how to use these quirky holidays.
Actually, I thought of the Morton Salt commercial from
way back when
not too long back ... hee hee ... where the girl was pouring Morton Salt
over the umbrella .... remember that!?!
That's where my mind was heading when creating this Valentiney,
salty, open an umbrella indoors kinda card :) Thank you Jeanette for a
wonderful challenge and Darlene for suggesting this salty technique!
Be sure to stop by the Calendar Girl blogs to see
what holiday they are obverving this month :)
Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!
This is my 33rd card in the 100 cards challenge :)