My Stampin' Up! Classes

Friday, October 23, 2009

Reverse Sponging Technique with Lovely as a Tree...

In my monthly Technique Lovers' Class, I highlight three techniques or ideas.

This month's class included this Reverse Sponged card, along with the Split-Image Technique and Pillow Box Bucket shown below.

What I love (and my customers loved) about this card is that it's a single layer that doesn't scrimp on design.

With a package of Very Vanilla card stock, a couple rolls of Sleigh Bells ribbon (in the Holiday Mini Catalog), a few ink pads (Close to Cocoa, Basic Brown and Real Red), and two stamp sets (Lovely as a Tree, Christmas Greetings), you can easily make 80 cards in no time flat.

We used the frame from the Oval Scallop die for the Big Shot to sponge inside a Very Vanilla card with Close to Cocoa ink. Then we stamped the big tree from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set without reinking the image. We removed the oval frame and stamped the big tree in its entirety in Basic Brown ink.

Using the "Merry Christmas" from Christmas Greetings, we stamped the greeting in Real Red, with the verse inside, also in Real Red ink.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Terry, this is a beautiful card and I love the new layout for your blog! Miss stamping with you gals tons... hugs - Maria