Sponging 101 Techniques Blog Hop

Welcome to another exciting blog hop, this month we are going to be focusing on the sponging technique. This is a nice and easy technique to do and a fabulous way of adding colour to your card.
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The card I am sharing with you today is using the Sunshine Bundle.  I love how Stampin’ Up! give you a discount when you purchase a bundle, I think that is pretty cool as I LOVE to save money.  Anyway, let’s get on to showing and telling you a little about the card I have made.
Sponging by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
Measurements for card
Thick White Card
– 21cm x 10.5cm – card base (scored and folded in half at 10.5cm)
– 9.5cm x 9.5cm – card front
– scrap for die cutting 2 flowers

Basic Instructions when making this card
– Die cut flower from piece of scrap card and then sponge over the top using Crushed Curry for the petals and Old Olive for the stem (as below).
Sponging flower by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz                    Sponging flower centreby Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
– Sponge scrap card using lighter coloured ink (So Saffron) and then die cut flower out, this time you will be using the inside pieces of the flower.
– Adhere flower to the card front and trim excess stem off.  I used the multiple purpose glue, silicone mat and a sponge to adhere flower. make sure you do not move the flower when applying the adhesive (as below).
sponging glue on flower by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz                     Sponging adhering flower by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
– Stamp leaves using Old Olive ink, colour inside of leaves using a blender pen picking the ink up from the lid of the ink pad.  You may need to draw a small line to attach the leaf to the stem (as below).
Sponging adding colour by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz                    Sponging adding flower by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
– Remove flower petal pieces and adhere to inside portion of the outline flower (as above).
– Finish by stamping the saying, roughening up the edges of the card front and adding a few pearls.

For some more inspiration make sure you pop on over and visit the rest of the design team and check out their fabulous card ideas, you can do this by clicking on the next button below.  Let’s start by looking at the gorgeous card Leonie Schroder has come up with this month.
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Just in case you get lost along the way here is a list of all the ladies taking part with this Month’s Techniques 101 Blog Hop.
1. France Martin – USA
2. Sandi MacIver – Canada
3. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand (you are here)
4. 
Leonie Schroder – Australia
5. Carmen Sahadat-Morris – Netherlands
6. Heike Vass – Germany
7. Michelle Last – UK

Sponging Card was created using the following Stampin’ Up! products

Patrice

Comments: 4

  1. Sandi MacIver April 6, 2017 at 9:54 am Reply

    now that’s a very cool way to use the technique and I Love how bright and cheery your card is Patrice, thanks so much for sharing your technique with us

  2. bernath April 7, 2017 at 2:02 am Reply

    SUPERBE

    • Patrice April 13, 2017 at 9:36 am Reply

      Thanks Bernath 🙂

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