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Hi all, Vicki here. Today I am showing you how to create a sponged background. You see it all over blogland – now you get to see how you can do it~
Here is my finished card;
Step 1 – To achieve the sponged background, you need an ink blender, and ink. I used Ranger Distress ink, due to the reaction to water that this ink has. Ink up your blender, [dab off excess on a separate piece of paper], and moving your blender in circles ink onto the card panel.
Step 2 – Using a second color, following the same steps as above, blend on your color, being sure to overlap onto the first color so you get a smooth blend of the 2 colors.
Step 3 – in my case, I wanted better blending, so I used a small dauber and again, moving the in circles, I got the blending I wanted.
Step 4 – Sprinkle water onto the ink for water spots. I just tapped the tip of the end of my sprayer for the sprinkles.
My last step for completing my card — fun foam in place of dimensional tape. It gives your card panel a much more stable lay, plus it is easier to use 🙂
Once again, here is the finished card;
Do you do sponging on your cards? If not, take some scratch card stock and try it out! It does take some practice, but the end result is worth your time~
See you next month~