Create a gorgeous scenery background using the Sponging Technique
The Snow Front stamp set by Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy to create gorgeous scenic handmade cards. This set is great for birthdays, winter scenes, thinking of you — and especially masculine cards. In this case, I used it for a Christmas Card. using a simple sponging technique to create a splash of color.
If you’ve never tried the sponging technique, it’s easier than you may think. The key is to sponge in a small circular motion, gradually building up the ink as you go. Watch the following quick video where I show you how easy it is to create a sponged background.
- Mossy Meadow: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” scored at 4 ¼”
- Night of Navy: 4” x 5-1/4”
- Shimmery White: 3-3/4” x 5” and 4” x 5-1/4” (inside of card, optional)
- Fold the Mossy Meadow cardstock In half to create your base card.
- Stamp the cabin using Early Espresso ink in the middle of the 3-3/4” x 5” piece of Shimmery White cardstock.
- Stamp the trees to the right of the cabin using Mossy Meadow ink. Stamp the trees again to the left of cabin using the same stamp & ink. Use the “narrow hill” stamp just below the trees to fill in the tree line.
- Using Early Espresso ink, stamp the sentiment just below right trees.
- Cut one of the Sponge in half, then in half again so that you have a quarter of a sponge. Using Seaside Spray ink, carefully sponge all the way down to the tree line, being careful to not get any inside on the cabin roof.
- Using Night of Navy ink and a new quarter sponge, add Night of Navy ink in small swirls, starting at the top and working down to the bottom. Don’t add Night of Navy ink all the way down to the tree line; leaving space around the cabin/trees so that only the Seaside Spray ink shows. Repeat as needed.
- Adhere to the Night of Navy mat and then adhere to base card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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