I’ve a fun, colourful card for you today. I know you love the sponging techniques as much as I do and this card illustrates a sponging technique with masking fluid. Isn’t this just so pretty! I love that glow of colour in the background. And it was so easy to do.
If you wish to create this scene for yourself I’ve supplied a handy product list for you at the bottom of this post.
I should advise, that if you intend to purchase any of the required products you should do so before 13th December as to leave it any later wouldn’t guarantee the product arriving before Christmas. I would definitely order it today to give you time to create your cards in plenty of time for posting.
Sponging Technique With Masking Fluid:
To create the sponging technique with masking fluid …….
- Simply use a small paint brush to splatter some masking fluid on to your Whisper White Cardstock.
- Allow it to dry for a few minutes. Then apply your desired colour using Stampin’ Sponges cut in to quarters.
- To make sure I knew exactly where to apply the colour I built up my white scene first by cutting the hills freehand then die cutting the deer and trees. Assemble as shown using adhesive and dimensionals. At this stage I do not stick the white scene to the cardstock. I simply use it as a guide for my colouring.
- Starting with the Balmy Blue sky, sponge the upper third of the card. The colour should be applied lighter as it progresses down the card, leaving a little white area uncoloured as shown. The top of the sky should be the darker shade of blue. In this case I applied some Night of Navy ink to the top and sides and blended it in well.
- And to create that background glow I used Poppy Parade ink, blended well in. If you also sponge a little Night of Navy ink to some parts of the Poppy Parade area, it will create a beautiful violet shade.
- Once you’re happy with the sponging, simply rub the masking fluid off with your thumb and it will leave these lovely white spots of snow.
- Finally you can now adhere your white scene to the artwork then create a sentiment to finish.
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s post. Be sure to check back in for loads more.
Handy Product List:
NB: please note that I used a retired stamp for the sentiment so I would suggest you check out the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set shows in the list below. I should also mention that there are coordinating stamp sets for the detailed dies so I would highly recommend that you check them out too.
Thanks for stopping by today. As always if you have any questions, just give me a shout. Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Until next time. 🙂