Monday, July 27, 2009

BRANCH OUT FOR THE HOLIDAYS!


This is a sponging technique that I learned from the very talented Patty Bennett, and I love the effect. We will be making this card also at my Holiday Stamp-A-Stack on July 28th.

For this card I stamped the tree from Branch Out in Soft Suede ink and the sentiment from Many Merry Messages in Rich Razzleberry ink on Whisper White Card Stock. I tore a piece of plain copy paper and placed it on my Whisper White Card Stock about 1/3 of the way up the tree trunk. Then I inked my sponge with Pale Plum ink and sponged around my tree and the torn edge of the copy paper. Sponging around the torn edge of the copy paper gives it the "faux tearing" effect that I wanted for my "snowy ground". I sponged the color a little darker around the edges. Then I simply used my White Gel Pen to add some "snow" to my tree. I mounted my Whisper White Card Stock onto a piece of Rich Razzleberry Card Stock, and the base of my card is Pale Plum.

I like the different, non-traditional holiday colors.

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