Hi! I'm sharing a card that I made for 2 challenges. The CAS-ual Fridays Challenge - CFC78. We're to create a clean and simple project with something torn on it.
And the Simon Says Stamp Challenge. Simon Says...thinking of you or sympathy.
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Well. I hope my card qualifies for the So Torn challenge. I created a mask using pieces of torn card stock. Take a look and let me know what you think ;-}
One of my favorite techniques is masking and sponging. The best part is when I peel away the mask and see the results. So fun :) This card is very simple. But, I think, elegant. Especially for a sympathy card. I've depleted my stash of sympathy cards and needed to restock.
Anyway, for anyone that's interested, I've included a very short tutorial below.
1) Create a mask by tearing 4 strips of card stock and taping them together with scotch tape.
2) Adhere the mask to your card base using washi tape, or something similar, that won't lift the fibers of the card stock when removed. It's also a good idea to adhere your base to your work surface to prevent it from moving while you're sponging. By the way, those arrows are printed on my washi tape...maybe I should have used a different pattered tape. Lol!
3) Use a piece of craft sponge to apply your inks. I used a circular motion, starting on the mask and working inward. I began with the lightest ink at the bottom of the masked area. Then, worked upward with progressively darker shades.
4) Peel away the mask. Voila!
5) Stamp your images and sentiment. Done.
Thanks so much for taking a look today! I hope you'll leave a comment...I love reading them all :)
Card stock: whisper white (Stampin' Up!) Just a note: I've found this to be the best card stock for sponging, because it has such a smooth surface.
Ink: barely banana, so saffron, apricot appeal, marigold morning (SU)
Stamps: autumn days (one of my favorite SU sets!), hope for comfort (SU)
Other: craft sponges, washi tape