Monday, October 12, 2015

Christmas card and Sponging Tip

Hello there...

This is probably my first Christmas card this year ... When I don't have any inspiration I tend to paint or sponge with ink pads onto scrap pieces of card and then I have them to use at a later date
Here's what I came up with


I find that different CS takes the ink in different ways and sometimes it's not very neat ... I'm no Laura Bassen when it comes to sponging!  I've found a solution for this... After I've sponged I spray the card with a little water and gently go over it with a baby wipe... It evens up the inks and leaves nice little water marks... I tend then to use white/ gold or silver paint to create little splatters... Works for me anyway....


The little deer is a die from Stampendous (Pop Up Forest) I have the stamps as well but I love the dramatic effect with a silhouette and if you're not confident colouring your images it's foolproof


To be honest this card was going to be a snow globe but I changed my mind... I like it just as it is, not too fussy... I glued down the deers feet and body but I used a foam pad to pop up his head, it just adds a little dimension, like he's looking at that star.
The sentiment was computer generated in case you wanted to know

Have a beautiful day and take care

~ Ros ~

14 comments:

Mona Pendleton said...

Oh my Ros! What a sweet card! That little fawn is darling! Love your inky background and shimmery star!

Barbara said...

Oh, how cute! And quite unobtrusively Christmassy :-)

Mac Mable said...

What cute Christmas cards. Thank you for the tip about sponging, water and baby wipes. Yes sometimes I get it OK then try on a different type of card and not so good so the tip is great, thanks. Love the colours and isn't that black fawn so gorgeous and cute just looking up at the star and wishing x Loving the 3D head too! x

Stella said...

Oh deer:) It's such a cutie. I love the effect of the black silhouette. And your sponging is gorgeous. Thanks for the great tip!
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Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE this card! Great tip with the baby wipe! Your colors are FAB, the dots look like stars, and the silhouette is Perfect!~

Sylvia said...

Such a fun and cute card, Ros, love your sponging and the different shapes you used!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love that sponging effect and I need to try that tip you shared soon, this is so cute!

Marina said...

What a magical effect you've created with the silhouette against that beautiful background!

Kara Lynne said...

What beautiful blending on your background! I'll have to remember your blending tip. The silhouette of the deer is so sweet, and I love the shape of the panel!

Diane said...

I have been admiring your sponging techniques for quite sometime, so thank you so much for sharing your secrets with us....I am not the best sponger around and yours always looks beautiful! An adorable card for sure...the sponging is gorgeous and such a cutie little fawn!!

Greta said...

Wow!! You always amaze me, Ros! This is gorgeous & darling--one of my favorites!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Oh, this is as sweet as can be! Love the little deer, and I am happy that he is not in a snow globe.
Great tip on the ink blending and I will have to try that as I am no Laura Bassen, either!

Lorraine said...

Great little trick to give that deer dimension. Gorgeous card.

Tracy said...

You know I adore your splatters. :-) Great technique tips. Your sweet little deer just makes me smile.

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