8/06/2017

CAS Watercolour Card Challenge - thanks

It's August, and the CAS Watercolour Challenge for this month is Salt!



My supervisor went to Cape Cod in MA for summer vacation, and brought me a lot of souvenirs last week. One of them was this:



So, when I saw the challenge theme of this month, I thought this was a great opportunity to make a thank-you card for her, using this sea salt!



I die cut the sentiment from a white panel and raised the panel with thin foam squares. I love the interesting salt effects with this cobalt blue.





The salt technique reminded me of a science experiment in grade school, and it was so fun making this card this weekend! I'm already thinking about trying it again with regular table salt. 😄


Paper: Canson Watercolor Paper (140 lb), Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:
Gansai Tambi (Kuretake)
Accessories: Stitched Rectangles Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Die-namics Big Thanks (Favorite Things), Thin 3D Foam Squares (2L)


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18 comments:

  1. What a perfect thank you card, Hideko! Your salty background is so pretty and I love how it peeks through the die cut! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words, Bonnie! I'm having a lot of fun with this technique. :-) Hideko

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  2. Wow ... lots of amazing bursts from the salted background, Hideko. Your supervisor will appreciate the thanks card using the salt she gave you ... so creative and fun! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comments, Loll! The bursts were overwhelming at first, but the sentiment panel was perfect for adjusting the amount of bursts to show. Whew! :-P Hideko

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  3. How fun to make a beautiful creative thank you card using the sea salt your friend gave you. Seems so appropriate that your background looks like water too:-) TFS and I am so pleased you joined us at our CAS Watercolour Challenge. Hugs

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments, as always, Nancy! Yes, I hope the salt effects look like fizzy ocean. Hideko

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  4. Your "salty" background came out beautifully! Love the raised die cut with it!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Susanne!

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  5. you managed to get a lot of beautiful salty crystals in your watercolour, awesome card and love the simplicity of the perfect salted crystals taking centre stage. Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Christine! Yes, even though the salted background is a "background", I wanted to make it a main player in this card. :-) Hideko

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  6. Wwo! It's a brilliant card and fabulous effect with the salt! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CAS Watercolour!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comments, Ros! Hideko

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  7. I was wondering if you saw this challenge Hideko! I thought of your gorgeous card when I saw it. Love the salty effect and the cobalt blue is striking!

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    1. Yes, you're exactly right, Donna! I learned the watercolor with salt technique from this challenge. Thanks so much for your kind words. This card is a little bit Donna-ish, isn't it? ;-P Hideko

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  8. Such a fantastic effect on your beautiful card. The colours are stunning and love the white die cut sentiment x

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    1. Thanks so much for your sweet comments, Mac! Hideko

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  9. gorgeous card..love your fab results.
    Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS Watercolour Challenge.
    Karen

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments, Karen! Hideko

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