I saw an article in last months Craft Stamper on salt embossing and fancied giving it a try, so out came the distress inks, white embossing powder and salt. I cut out a bird and a tattered flower, from chip board, using a Tim Holtz sizzix die  and followed the instructions, but when I inked the pieces to colour them, I didn’t think the colour took to the shiny surface of the embossing powder very well……

……… So I decided to experiment……..

 Firstly, I cut out the shapes again , the bird from white Mount board and the flower from chip board, you know the stiff board you sometimes get in paper packs of board backed envelopes, I’m sure the inside of cereal packets would work too.

Then I inked the pieces first to give them colour , then I covered them in two coats of clear embossing powder , melting it in between each layer. I sprinkled sea salt crystals on to them and heated it again to re~melt it and fix the salt. You can use table salt, the difference is that the finish is less rough.

Here’s the result, I was much happier with the way this turned out.

 The card I’ve used is a  Joy fold card that was on Splitcoast Stampers. I’ve added patterned papers, some die cut leaves, some faux stitching, and a sentiment to finish off.

This is how the card opens…..


….and this is the inside.

The sentiment is from a Justrite set.

I have a workshop at Stampeezee on this card and technique, so if you fancy having a go why not pop along on either Tuesday 15th Feb at 10.30am or Wednesday 11th May at 6.30pm, just give Debbie a ring on 024 76 591901 to book a place, it would be lovely to see you.

Thanks for stopping by 😀

Hugs Sonia xxx