#techniquethursday - more sponging

Remember last week I showed you sponging?  You don't?  You can check it out here.  Anyway I mentioned that I'd show you another way you could use sponging to great effect and here it is.

In the technique above I've used sponging and masking to create a unique background base for my card.  Here's how I did it.

Using a torn sheet of scrap paper as a mask I loaded up a sponge dauber with yellow ink and sponged over the torn edge onto my cardstock.  While keeping the mask in place I stamped a repeated flower image over the torn edge and covered the exposed cardstock base.  I then stamped the overlaying image (flower outline) in early espresso before removing the mask.  After removing the mask I sponged around the exposed edges of card stock until I met the masked sponge line already in place.  A little layering and sentiment stamping and I was done.

This is a great technique to use as it's really easy to vary by colour, stamp and shape.  You can also use multiple images to stamp your background.  Really there is no limit to how you can tweak the idea.  If you've not tried it before I really recommend giving it a go and adding it to your roster of techniques.  

Happy crafting.