Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sponging

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.

 
 
On the envelope I did a reverse masking technique on the leaf so I wouldn’t sponge outside of the image.   I simply took a Post-It-Note and ripped pieces to place around the leaf and then used a sponge dauber to color it in.

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.

MATERIALS USED
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!©

2 comments:

  1. Nice techniques and card, will have to try this technique. TFS!

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