Monday, November 16, 2009

Sponging to Soften the Look of a Card

Sponging is a fabulous way to soften cardstock edges, to add colour to the edge of cardstock to avoid using another cardstock or paper layer, to gently soften stark white cardstock.

Either use a full size sponge or cut it into six or eight trianges. Dab it into your inkpad and gently apply it by gently dabbing or dragging to your cardstock or paper. Gently really is the key as it's easier to add colour than take it away.

One way to use Sponging: -

- Birthday wishes (Sincere Salutations) stamped in Red Riding Hood Ink and punched out with a wide oval punch.

- Softened by sponging the same ink around the edges.

- Then add to a card.

All supplies used Stampin' Up!®
Stamp Set - Sincere Salutations
Paper - Pink Pirouette, Whisper White and Riding Hood Red Cardstock, Bella Rose DSP (you can get 72 of these cards out of one pack of patterned paper)
Ink - Red Riding Hood Classic Ink Pad
Punch - Wide Oval
Accessories - Paper Trimmer, 6mm white grosgrain ribbon, Adhesive, Stampin' Sponges ($7.75 for 3, page 156 of the current Idea Book and Catalogue)

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