Technique Tuesday – Sponging Backgrounds!!!

Happy Tuesday!!! You know what that means……I have a fabulous technique to share with you today and this one uses my favorite tool – SPONGE DAUBERS!!!! Love love love them!!! Without further ado…

Hello Life, Sponge background,

I took this fabulous sample right from the Stampin’ Success magazine that I receive as a Demonstrator (another fabulous perk) and I added my own flare to it! Here is the sample from the magazine which you can see I left off the Pom Pom Twine and Epoxy Heart and their background was done a little differently as well.

Happy Card

SUPPLIES NEEDED: Sponge Daubers, Ink Pads, Stacked with Love Washi Tape, Baker’s Twine, Hello Life Stamp Set

I started off with a card base of Whisper White and I stamped the heart outline image from the Hello Life all over the background. I did the bottom two rows in Calypso Coral, then the next row up in stamped off Calypso Coral. Then I moved to Pink Pirouette and continued with that all the way up! Then I stamped the Love image in Calypso Coral on the bottom right and with Pink Pirouette in the top left. This just adds a little fun to your background! Now you can add a strip of Washi Tape to the bottom in your choice of color and pattern. Then with a 3-1/2″ square of Whisper White you will create your sponged background. Using Pink Pirouette, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Calypso Coral, you will sponge along your piece of paper making sure to overlap the colors a little bit so you have that nice smooth transition of colors rather that strips of color. Then stamp the greeting on the sponged cardstock in Basic Black and adhere to your card with Stampin’ Dimensionals! I added a bow with the Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine to finish it off! Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any occasion!

I have created a Video Tutorial for you to showcase that sponged background! Be sure to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe to my Channel as well!

Happy Stampin’


2 thoughts on “Technique Tuesday – Sponging Backgrounds!!!

  1. Thanks! Wanted to make this after we made in class and was not sure of colors…very timely for me. I love this card.

    • Glad this came out at the right time for you! Let me know if you want it with other colors as I would love to see what you come up with! ~Laura

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