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.
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)