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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sponged one-layer card uses Serene Silhouettes

Sponging was one of the first techniques I learned when I started stamping. It can make a dramatic impact on your finished creation with little effort.

First, I used my Stampin' Trimmer to cut a rectangle in a scrap piece of paper. That scrap was then placed over my card front so I had a guide to follow while sponging three different colors of ink - Pool Party, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie. Then I stamped an image from Serene Silhouettes (page 54) in Jet Black StazOn over the top of the sponged area. I removed my template (in the foreground), then stamped a sentiment from Petite Pairs (page 73).

This clean and simple card is also called a one-layer card. Hope you like it!
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The photo shows a sample of the Pretty Print embossing.

This is a wire egg basket I bought at a garage sale. I have a metal hen basket on the washstand in my entryway that holds miscellaneous things like coupons, pens, and anything I want to remember to take with me as I leave the house. I think it adds a touch of whimsy to any decor. Have a wonderful day!


ebeth9267 said...

It's one layer of AWESOMENESS! I love your new blog look--it's fabulous and vintage :0) Elizabeth

Donna Heber said...

I love your scenic card Terry! Sponging is one of my favorite techniques. Your wire egg basket is adorable. It will be a nice addition to your hen basket.