Wednesday, March 9, 2016

PTI MIM #242: Sponged Stamping

So, here we are again with another Make It Monday challenge at Papertrey Ink. This week the bright and cheerful Dawn McVey showed us how to use sponges to create a gradient ink blending on stamped images. Her two Spring Woods cards are fabulous, and you can see both of them as well as the video here. Can you believe I don't have birds or feathers in my collection, which would no doubt be quite popular for this sponged stamping technique?

In need of a milestone birthday card for a dear friend, I had to put my thinking cap on for ideas of what to use. Scene It: Celebration and Modern Background Stencils were calling my name. Without further ado, here's my card.




In the image below, you can see a close-up (click to enlarge it) of my sponged stamping and bling!




My Modern Stencil background was ink blended using Winter Wisteria, lightening up the edges. Two layers of Scene It: Celebration dies were cut, one in Winter Wisteria and one in Stamper's Select White. Here's where the sponged stamping technique comes in using Berry Sorbet and Bright Buttercup inks. Then I staggered that layer over the Winter Wisteria for a little different twist. The popped up Happy Birthday banner stamped in Berry Sorbert was cut separately from Stamper's Select White and edged with Bright Buttercup. The "75" was die-cut from Modern Numbers, dots added using a Gelly Roll Glitter Pen and popped up for dimension. Five purple rhinestones added a little sparkle to finish the card. 

I'm eager to see what others have created. Thanks in advance for stopping by, and I really do appreciate your comments. 




Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White and Winter Wisteria
Ink: Berry Sorbet and Bright Buttercup
Stamps: Scene It: Celebration
Dies: Scene It: Celebration and Modern Numbers 
Other: Modern Background Stencils, Ink Blending Tool, Studio G Adhesive Gems, Gelly Roll Glitter Pen and SU Dimensionals




17 comments:

Birgit said...

Your card came out fabulous! I love the sponging on this die. A great design for a special milestone card!

Kathryn A said...

Great card! Good idea for celebrating a milestone birthday! My husband turns 75 next month (yes, I married an "older" man), so I'm looking for ideas. I may Case you ;)

Patti said...

Fantastic card!! your sponging is perfect : ) you've reminded me!! I have a milestone card to make myself!! eeeek! so glad I saw your wonderful card!

Patti

victoria h said...

great card for a special birthday

Joyously Noelle said...

What a special card with fun colors!

The Paper Toile said...

Love your stenciled background! Beautiful!

Kristii said...

Love the background you created with the stencil!! Fantastic!

Marcia HIll said...

What a great card Kathy! Love how you offset the dies and the blending on the top one is perfect! A great milestone card, and one I may have to CASE also! Love it!! :0)

Jeni Jenne said...

I really like the colors you chose to blend together. So fun!

Karen B. said...

A beautiful card! I really like the colors you've chosen too.

cheiron said...

Love the effect of your BG and the die cut is fab too. What a fun card .Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

Helen F. said...

Wonderful B-Day card, Kathy. It's beauty really shines through when you click on the photo to enlarge the detail!
PS: Please stop by my blog to read about a fun new challenge starting soon! http://handmadecardsbyhelen.blogspot.com

Judi G said...

Beautiful card Kathy! I love the sponging on the scene it die cuts and the background adds a nice texture!

Betty Wright said...

The stars are the perfect image to use this sponge stamping technique with. Love the effect, Kathy!

Marlena M. said...

Fantastic card!

Joyce said...

This technique is perfect for this card. I love the look of those multi colored stars.

Greta said...

Great choice to use for the technique--beautiful card!