Sponge and Stamp for Spring

Sounds like a fundraiser, doesn’t it?

No, I have a card with a cool technique for using the Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP from Sale-a-bration. We have just over a week left for this special time of year, and I thought I’d better show you these ideas before it’s too late to get some for yourself. 🙂

StampSpongeSpring

Stamp set: Choose Happiness, And Many More

Ink: Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Strawberry Slush

Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP (SAB)

Accessories: Lovely Lace textured impressions folder, Hexagon punch, Bitty Accents punch pack, Cupcake builder punch, Artisan label punch, Painted Petals twine (Occasions catalog), Blender pens, Stampin’ dimensionals

Doesn’t that just look too cool? I saw this technique from Linda Heller’s blog. Instead of just adding color with one technique, you combine two!

I sponged Soft Sky ink first, then stamped in the branch image in Wild Wasabi. I even stamped a second time before reinking, to get an image in a lighter color.

It reminds me of the kind of weather we’re having right now: blossoms flying around the trees before landing on the ground.

To reinforce the flower theme, there’s the embossed background and the layered blossom on the crumb cake tag. I scribbled some Strawberry Slush ink in the middle of each flower, to add coloring like I’ve seen on cherry blossoms. I also added a dot of Daffodil Delight in the middle, to represent the little bit of yellow you see in the middle (from whatever those plant parts are called).

Added a bit of twine, because.

And I tucked the sentiment at the bottom of the resist paper, to have it close to the central element rather than tucked away at the bottom of the card.

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