Monday, December 10, 2012

Sponged Silhouette

Here is an easy way to do a silhouette.  The birds are punched from black paper using the Bird Builder Punch. They are adhered directly to the card. This is a regular size card (5.5" x 4.25") and there really is not room for 3 full size birds so the one on the left is only a partial bird.

The background was sponged on: Old Olive on the bottom, So Saffron, Calypso and Tangerine on top. I really like the look of the green on this card, it reminds me of low growing bushes. I love the birds silhouetted against this sponged landscape.

The sentiment fits so nicely in the narrow empty space at the bottom of the card. That sentiment is from a set called Curly Cute.

Sponges are a great way to apply color. And they're inexpensive too. You get 3 to a pack and I always cut my sponges into 6 wedges.  So I'm really getting 18 per pack. Plus I save them.  I staple a piece of the matching color paper to each sponge so I know what color its been used with. I have sponges that I've been using for 5 years now and they still work great!

This card was part of a group of cards we did for this month's technique: Sponged Landscapes.  Check back over the next several days to see other cards with sponged landscape backgrounds.  A few have green foliage like this one. Others have a snow drift base. And hey, we just got some snow. Finally. Southern Wisconsin is supposed to have snow in December!

Get your sponges and all your Stampin'UP! supplies at my on-line store.

Happy Stamping


1 comment:

Bonnie said...

What a fantastic idea, Katie!