Friday, 6 September 2019

Beautiful sponged landscape card with Snow Front

This new Snow Front stamp set looks set to be as popular as Waterfront, especially if you love stamping. I know that sounds silly; we all love stamping, right? But we all love different aspects – some love fussy cutting, some love assembling projects, some love colouring, and some love the act of stamping with lots of images to build up a scene. This stamp set is for those who fall into the last category.

I totally CASEd these projects from Aussie demonstrator Linda Dalke, when I saw her beautiful projects online. Check out her video tutorial here, although I confess I didn't find the video until after I'd made my projects so may have used a different method.

I always try to build in a slight variation when CASEing... this time I made one version without the sponging (stark and clean, and considerably quicker!) and a landscape version, too. I think I still prefer the original, though!

This amazing effect doesn't require any special tools; just an ink pad, sponge and paintbrush (you could even use your fingers instead of a paintbrush!). 

Sponge your background then simply flick water on top by holding a wet paintbrush horizontally over the cardstock and tapping the top. Allow the droplets to soak in for a few seconds then dab them dry with kitchen roll (tissue paper). 

When sponging – and I know I've mentioned this before but it bears repeating – start OFF the project on the grid paper and work in circles, gradually working towards the project so you don't go straight in with dark ink which can look blotchy. 


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