#techniquethursday - layered sponging


Ok it seems like I'm a little obsessed with sponging.  I've posted so many times about different ways to use this technique.  Today I'm going to continue on an show you a technique I'm calling layered sponging.  Layered sponging is essentially just want it sounds like.  Layers of sponging and stamping to create a unique effect.  All you need is some stamps, a shape or cut out to use as a mask, some stamp pads of different shades and a sponge or two.


In the card I'm showing you today I used 3 colours of ink - Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.  First I used a mask cutout from the Labels Collection framelits to sponge a background in Sahara Sand.  I then layered a subtle word stamp from the retired stamp set Strength & Hope in Crumb Cake over the background.  I finished off stamping a butterfly image in Early Espresso from the same set over the top and added two more smaller butterflies from the stamp set Papillon Potpourri.  After removing the mask I added a sentiment stamp and I was done.  


I love the subtle shading and effect of the layered colours on this card.  It's a little hard to see the writing in the picture so I've tried to do a close up below to give you a better idea of the effect.


This is a really easy technique to do, but has quite the wow effect.  Which is great when you're giving your cards as a gift.

If you like what I've done here why not give it a go and post a comment with a link.  I'd love to see what you're making.  If you need a few extra supplies to get you started check out my online store here.  I've also added an ingredients list below so you can see what I've used.

Happy crafting.

Sally

Ingredients
Stamps: Strength & Hope (retired); Papillon Potpourri (123757)
Ink: Sahara Sand (126976); Crumb Cake (126975); Early Espresso (126794)
Framelits: Labels Collection (125596)
Other: Sponge Daubers (102892)