Welcome to our second Totally Techniques Blog Hop where a few of my lovely friends from around the world and I share projects we have all made using the same technique.
This Months Technique is Sponging
Sponging is such a quick, easy and fun way to add colour to your card, after all getting a bit inky at times is part and parcel of card making lol. For this months share I decided to make a masculine card using the By the Tide stamp set. My hubby is crazy about fishing and to be honest, I don’t mind that one bit, there is nothing better than getting fresh fish for dinner. Ooops went off track a bit there lol, let’s get back to the card, this is what I came up with for TT02.
Sponging would have to be one of my favourite ways to add colour to the background and it is such an easy technique to do. I started by gold embossing the images on the bottom of the card and then sponged over the top using Island Indigo and Night of Navy ink. Next thing I did was black emboss the fish images and coloured them in using a blender pen and ink pads, I wanted to try and bring the fish to life a little bit so I did this by painting Dazzling Details over parts of the fish to makes the scales shine and added a small blob of crystal effects on the eye.
and this is what the inside of the card looks like.
I had to laugh because when I showed my parents Mum asked if I could make another one but as a thank you card so that she could give to her doctor. I did not have to be asked twice as he is a fabulous doctor and has gone out of his way to help my Mum. After finishing the thank you card (have not shown that as it is the same as the one above) I decided to make a matching post-it-note holder as a small gift.
and this is what the inside looks like.
Here is a short video showing you how I added the colour using a sponge to the background of this card.
Now it’s time to pop on over and see what the rest of the design team have come up with, let’s start by looking at the gorgeous card Amy Koenders has come up with this month.
Here is a list of all the ladies taking part with this Months Totally Techniques Blog Hop
1. Sandi MacIver – Canada
2. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand – You are here
3. Amy Koenders – USA
4. Lee Conrey – USA
5. Shelagh Freemantle – Canada
6. Marine Wiplier – France
7. Erna Logtenberg – Netherlands
8. Heather Wright-Porto – USA
By the Tide Card was created using the following Stampin’ Up! products
If you would like to order any of the Stampin” Up! products I have used on this card or have any questions, please contact Patrice. You can also place an order online or find out more about the product by clicking on the image that interests you below.