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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #112 – ROLLING A BACKGROUND!

Wednesday’s WOW! today #112. I want to share with you how to create the lovely sponged backgrounds.

I don’t know about you but I have been enjoying creating these backgrounds a lot lately.

Here is a tip from our Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.

The great tool to use for these backgrounds is the Sponge Brayers.

To use the Sponge Brayer build up the ink on the Brayer to roll over your project. I have shared this technique in a few videos recently. You will find those on Youtube or scroll back a few posts to catch them.

One tip I tell people when rolling to collect your ink is to not roll back and forward on the inkpad. It’s a “roll and lift movement”. Roll gently over the ink pad, lift the roller and roll again gently. Keep repeating this until you get the amount of ink you want.

When rolling on to your card it’s a good idea to start off the edge of your project and roll gently onto your card. Repeat building up the ink on your inkpad and roll on your project again starting off the card. Keep building up as much colour as you like.

The Sponge Brayers come with 2 handles and 4 sponge rollers. So it’s good to have a different Sponge for a different shade of colour. You can see them in store -> HERE

For creating your backgrounds you could also use the Sponges or use the Sponge Daubers but I think the Sponge Brayers are more effective as they cover a larger area at a time.

TIP: To create your “horizon” as shown in the projects above, place a piece of paper over a section to create a lined edge before you start rolling. Then if needed change your paper around to mask the edge again from the other direction to roll. Or on these cards they have elements stamped.

The stamp set used for these projects is the Sending Sunshine set seen -> HERE.

I hope you have a go at this technique. It’s a fun one to build up your coloured background.

In Australia? If you need any products to get creating these projects please stop by my store -> HERE. Thanks for your orders. Or you can contact me directly on 0439 844574.

Don’t forget to use the host code if ordering online. 9J63PU4C

Happy “rolling” 🙂

Jenny

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NATURE’S BEAUTY MOONLIGHT FOX!

I have another Nature’s Beauty card for you today.  This card was inspired by a card on Pinterest HERE.  There was no name on it and it was a photo that didn’t lead to a blog or any other site that I can see so I apologize BUT I liked the idea so I built on that.

A few details on the card so you can create your own.

Cut a circle from scrap paper so you can create a mask.  Hold this firmly in place on white card while you sponge or use removable adhesive to keep it secure.

Using Balmy Blue ink sponge on the card.  First start off the card then sponge in from the edge of the card by rubbing in circles not patting the sponge down.  Continue sponging until you are happy with the effect having the colour darker on the edges and lighter as you move in.

Use Night Of Navy ink and with a different sponge, sponge in from the edge of the card a little. Building the colour so it is darker on the edges.  Remove the mask circle.

Stamp the fox in Memento ink and also the bushes. Colour the fox using the Stampin’ Blends (Crumb Cake) and the ground coloured in Granny Apple Green.

Adhere to the Night of Navy Card base.  Stamp the sentiment on to Crumb Cake card and cut with the die from the Ornate Frames Dies.  Raise up the tag with Dimensionals and add a small box from the Night Of Navy Twine.

For some bling I coloured a Rhinestone with the Dark Night Of Navy Stampin’ Blends.

There you have it.  Hope you like it.

I do hope you consider ordering the Nature’s Beauty stamp set.  It has some sweet images for many occasions and also has a few other stamps like the bushes, trees and snow falling that are great fill-ins.

Thanks for visiting me today,

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

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SPONGED ‘BY THE TIDE’

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At our team meeting on Wednesday night Sarah showed us how to create this card using ‘By The Tide’.  As usual I didn’t finish it then but managed to finish it today.  (Fancy that not only do I finish I card from a team meeting BUT I post it the day I finished!!!). The base card is Midnight Muse and it is all stamped on Marina Mist card.  The coral is stamped in versamark and embossed with white Embossing Powder. The “sand” edges are torn strips of Crumb Cake and sponged over with Soft Suede.  I added a little extra sponging around the edge of the card with Midnight Muse and added a couple of seahorses in the background stamped with Marina Mist. The fish are stamped in Stazon on Whisper White card and coloured with a blender pen and inkpads. I added the tag from the set too punched out with the 1″ circle punch and some burlap style trim.

You did good Sarah 😉

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny