It’s Technique Tuesday and tonight’s class was all about sponging! This is one of three cards we made in tonight’s class.
I will admit sponging is a bit of a learning curve but I do love the effects. The one thing to remember is to take off the excess ink on a piece of scrap paper first. I suppose it’s a bit like taking up blusher or bronzer on a make-up brush (sorry guys!) and tapping off the excess before applying. This avoids the more ‘grainy’ texture and gives a much more even effect. Then sponge from the outside of your card towards the inside in a circular motion.
Firstly, I stamped my images from White Christmas with Memento ink.
I then cut out a circle from a scrap piece of card with the 2 1/2 inch circle punch and then used this card as my mask template. I started with Lost Lagoon around the outside, then Soft Sky and ended with some Blushing Bride.
I added a little snowman from the same set and coloured his scarf with Soft Sky and Blushing Bride. I added some snow down the side in the same shade as the base card which is Pool Party and added some Frosted Sequins and a piece of silver ribbon for a little added interest.
I hope you like it, I certainly had fun coming up with the idea of the card. Do leave a comment as would love to know your thoughts.
If you would like to recreate a similar card, here is a list of everything I used to make it.