Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Using Stampin' Sponges ~ August Club projects

My August Stamp Clubs used sponges for a couple of fun techniques. They are a must have tool in my craft room. In fact, I have piles of them! I cut them into quarters so each color has it's own sponge. Because I have OCD, I punch a piece of card stock with the decorative label punch, fold it in half, and staple it to the end of the sponge. This way I know what color the sponge is inked with. I saw this at leadership a couple years ago and I just love organizing my sponges that way. 

The first card we did was this Fabulous Swallow Tail Card:
The Swallow Tail was stamped in Smoky Slate on Whisper White Cardstock. Ink your sponge in Crisp Cantaloupe ink and rub inside the wings at the center of the butterfly near his body. Next ink your sponge in Calypso Coral and sponge the outer edge of the wings.

Can you see the silver detail accent in his wings? This fun technique was done by dipping a blender pen into a Silver Encore Ink Pad and coloring the pattern on the wing.

The second card was this Chalk Talk Tag Card:

The bread tag has a two tone blue effect. This was done by inking the stamp in Coastal Cabana ink. Do not stamp it on your card stock just yet. First, ink a sponge with Island Indigo ink and apply the darker blue ink around the edges of the rubber stamp. Now stamp on Whisper White Cardstock.

The edges of the card were sponged with Sahara Sand Ink to distress the Whisper White Cardstock.

Are sponges a "must have" in your tool kit? 

Thank-you for visiting my blog! Have a creative day!!

Krista Frattin
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swallow tail card supply List
cardstock: whisper white, smoky slate, crisp cantaloupe
classic ink pads: smoky slate, crisp cantaloupe, calypso coral 
swallow tail stamp set
   clear  129216  $16.95
   wood  131943  $21.95
million & one stamp set
   clear 126377  $15.95
   wood  126375  $20.95
black staz-on ink pad  101406  $10.50
silver encore ink pad  132142  $12.95
blender pens  102845  $12.95/ pens
crisp cantaloupe ruffle stretch trim (ribbon)  130021  $12.50
pearl basic jewels  119247  $6.50/150 count

chalk talk tag card supply list

cardstock: whisper white, baked brown sugar
classic ink pads: calypso coral, sahara sand, coastal cabana, island indigo
off the grid stamp set
   wood  130736  $14.95
chalk talk bundle (stamp set & framelits die)
   clear  132730  $45.75
   wood  132731  $53.50
gorgeous grunge stamp set
   clear  130517  $21.95
   wood  130514  $30.95
this and that washi tape  131269  $6.50
1-1/4" burlap ribbon  132140  $9.95
in color boutique details  130938  $11.50/20 pieces
pearl basic jewels  119247  $6.50/150 count


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