Monday, February 5, 2018

Crafty Friends Sponged Card

(I normally post a new YouTube video and a card from that video on Monday, but this week I posted a couple days early to participate in a Celebration video hop. If you missed the video and the card, here is a link to them.)

I found a Unity Quick Tip video with an easy technique and tried it on the card above. She stamped the background image with clear embossing ink and then overstamped the sentiment with VersaFine black ink before embossing it all with a clear embossing powder. Then she sponged on a distress ink darker towards the center and lighter towards the edge and the result is a lovely card front. I stamped Penny Black's Trumpet Song first with clear Versamark ink and then stamped the sentiment from Altenew's Crafty Friends Set with Onyx Black VersaFine ink. I heat set both with clear embossing powder and my heat gun, then sponged on Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink. I layered it on a navy blue cardbase and added some clear Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops. I made this card for an upcoming birthday of a crafty friend, so the Altenew Crafty Friends set is perfect for this card. I used some more of the sentiments from that set in the inside of the card along with a Simon Says Stamp Corbel Curved Border die:

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday and the February challenge at Crop Stop.

I think my crafty friend will really like this card and I had fun making it for her. Thanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!


Esther Asbury said...

What a lovely background you've created with the distress oxide inks! I also love the way you did the inside! So pretty!
I'd love for you to link this up to the Cropstop blog where Anything Goes as long as you use a few products from companies they carry in the store. (You did!)
You can check out the current link party

I'm a Little Teapot said...

What a fun card, Karen!

Brenda in IN said...

Very cool technique and it made a beautiful card.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful and a great technique for making this card design. And, the Penny Black image is one of my favorites too! I like this card a lot!

Celeste Goff said...

Gorgeous card Karen! And yes, crafty friends are absolutely the best friends!

Esther Asbury said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Cropstop -- do join us again soon!

Teresa Kline said...

gorgeous card! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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