Many many months ago I read about a salt technique in a magazine. I cut out the article and it has been in my "idea book" ever since. I tried it out last night. You use ink to color in cardstock. I just randomly applied the distressed ink to a card. Then spritz with water and drizzle with table salt. You let it sit for a few hours and the salt absorbs the color giving it a unique look. These will be my female birthday cards....but I am still deciding what to add to them.