I haven’t created anything in a while prior to last month using a detailed technique. I was getting too comfortable with using die-cuts, embossing folders, stamped images and pattern paper. Recently I was challenged to come up with a quick note card. I used one of my favorite stamp sets and decided to create this card using the sponging technique since it is a small area. I really don't have the patience to create several note cards requiring detailed work (25 to be exact).
If you are not familiar with sponging it’s a quick easy technique that I think gives a very artistic look to your work.
For this card, I used dry sponge daubers that were rubbed on an ink pad to pick up some of the ink color. I rubbed the surface of the card stock to color and cover the different areas of the image.
A regular stamping sponge was used to achieve the sky effects by lightly rubbing the sponge on the upper surrounding areas. I did the same for the bottom but used another dry sponge dauber.
If you are getting to comfortable with a certain way in your creating challenge yourself to try something different. Learn a new technique or recall an old favorite. Stay polished.
Stamp Set: Lovely As A Tree and Day of Gratitude
Ink: Early Expresso, Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke and Garden Green
Paper: Very Vanilla
Accessories: Stamping Sponge and Sponge Daubers
NOTE: All materials Stampin' Up!©