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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sponging Simply Sketched Thank You Card

Sponging has always been one of my favorite techniques to do.  You don't need a whole lot of extra "equipment" to do it either.  Just a sponge.  Sometimes I will use makeup sponges but most of the time I use the Stampin' Up! foam sponges.  

I took this image right off the pages of Patty Bennett's blog.  She used different card stock than I did. Or should I say, I used different card stock than she did.  I think I have that natural card stock somewhere but the Whisper White was handy so I went with that.  

To make my inside framed area I cut a piece of scrap card stock 2-3/4" x 1-7/8".  I traced it onto a 1/4 sheet of card stock and then I cut the center out.  I put the template inside the case for the stamps so I can use it again and again. I'm thinking about making a set of these cards as a gift.  


After cutting the center out I set the template on top of the Whisper White cardstock and I sponged in Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe.  I removed the template and stamped the flower in.  It's from the "Simply Sketched" hostess set.  I am going to be using this set a lot (until winter comes anyway!).  Next time I make this card I'm going to make a note NOT to sponge in the flower so dark. It needs darker and lighter areas.  Oh and to sponge in the flower I made a template for that too.  And I put that inside the stamp case so I will always know where it is!  And the words are from the same set.  This set is a gem, it's got pretty flowers and words to cover several occasions.  And you know how much I LOVE versatile stamp sets!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very lovely card, Wanda.
Love your colors and your technique.
Thanks for sharing this with us.

Joan
MN

Anonymous said...

I thought that I had left a comment here!

I really like this card. The flower is so pretty and I like how you sponged it. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Joan
MN