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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,


Anonymous said...

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


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.