Saturday, December 15, 2012

Winter Card with Sponged Snowdrifts

Winter card made with Stampin Up stamp set: Confetti
Sponging is such a great technique, and its so easy.  All you need is your ink pads, some scrap paper and some sponges.  Its a perfect way to make mountains, hills and snowdrifts.

Here's how to do the sponging
  • Tear the scrap paper to get  a rough edge.  
  • Then lay the scrap paper where you want the snow drift to be.  
  • Ink up the sponge and brush it along the edge of the scrap paper - instant snowdrift.
  • Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see how you can get a set of free ink pads!
stampin'UP stamp set: ConfettiHow do you like the "window" effect on this card? The window opening was cut with the Labels Collection Framelits.    Of course if you don't own a Big Shot (or other die cut machine) you can always hand cut a window.

Those cute tiny little snowflakes are from a stamp set called Confetti.  They're just the right size for this "window". What I did here was emboss the snowflakes in white before I sponged on the sky.

There is sponging on that gorgeous tree too. The tree was embossed with the Fancy Fan embossing folder.  I really like the way it looks like the branches of a Christmas Tree.  I used Lucky Limeade, which is a pretty bright green and then sponged some more green over the texture embossing to make the texture stand out. And of course you can't forget the star on top.  That was punched out of Champagne Glimmer paper.

card made with Stampin Up stamp set: Winter MemoriesThe sentiment just seemed to fit the card.  Yes I mean the size space that was left for it.  But also the idea - cold outside, warm feeling inside.  The words "Warm Winter Wishes" are part of a stamp set called Winter Memories.  

I've used the Winter Memories Set a lot too. Its especially great if you are someone who likes to color.  Check out this card with the sled.

And even if you don't like to color you can make some great looking projects with a minimal amount of color, like on this card with the ice skates.

Speaking of color, we're down to the final 2 days of the INK-redible ink pad offer. When you buy the Starter Kit, along with all the other great things you'll get (like a 20% discount on future purchases and access to exclusive websites) you'll also get your choice of a FULL SET of ink pads for FREE (your choice of either the Brights, the Regals or the Subtles).  You can read more about this offer HERE, - or contact me by email (or phone 608-220-3450) for more details.  But you really can't wait on this because the offer is only good through tomorrow.

Happy Stamping


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