How to use Sponging Technique in Card Making

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How to use Sponging Technique in Card Making

How to use Sponging Technique in Card Making

Are you trying to hold on to the last bit of summer before the kids go back to school! Have you ever wondered how to use sponging technique in card making?  Today's card brings bright, cheerful colors and mixes it up with a fun stamping technique. This sponging technique is easy and you can follow along with the video tutorial. 



Daisy Delight Sponged Card Supplies:

Stamp Set: Daisy Delight Item 143669
Cardstock: Whisper White Item 100730; Lemon Lime Twist Itm 144245; Mango Melody Item 146989
Inks: Lemon Lime Twist Item 147145; Mango Melody Item 147093; Pineapple Punch Item 147141; Versamark Item 102283
White Embossing Powder Item 10132
Embossing Folder: Petal Burst Item 141493
Framelits: Stitched Shapes Item 145372; Layering Circles Item 141705
Misc: Embossing Buddy Item 103083; Clear Gems Item 144142; Dimensionals Item 104430;
Stamping Sponges Item 141337; Sponge Daubers Item 133773
Tools: Heat Tool Item 129053


Daisy Delight Sponged Card Instructions:

Cut Whisper White card base 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 Scored at 4 1/4
Cut Lemon-Lime Twist layer 5 1/4 X 4
Cut Whisper White layer for sponging 2 3/4 X 5 1/4

1- Emboss the Lemon-Lime twist layer with the Petal Burst embossing folder.
2- Using sponges or sponge daubers, apply ink in small circular motions onto the 2 3/4 X 5 1/4 panel. Start with lightest ink first and sponge from light to dark color. Let it dry before moving on to the next step.
3-Rub the embossing buddy over the inked panel; this will keep the embossing powder to sticking to anything other than your stamped image.
4-Stamp your image using versamark ink; cover with white embossing powder and heat set.
5-Adhere this panel to the embossed lemon-lime panel.
6-Use some twine or ribbon to wrap around toward the bottom; this can also cover up the seam where papers meet. 
7- On a scrap piece of whisper white stamp the greeting and then cut out using the smallest circle from the stitched shapes framelits.
8-Using a scrap piece of paper cut out the smallest scalloped circle in the layering circles framelits. Adhere this to the sentiment, place a dimensional or two on the back and attached to the card front.
9- To finish off the look of your card, add the clear gems to the center of the daisy's. 

Don't forget the envelope and the inside panel of your card...stamp the daisy on each in Pineapple Punch with the center in lemon-lime twist. This gives your card even bigger eye appeal and completes the 'total' look of your work of heart!

I'd love to hear from you! Let me know in the comments below if you like the clear gems on this or the gold ones the best!