Today's card is a reminder of the CAS Mix Up December Challenge - Sponging. We are already half way through the month of December and have wonderful entries into the challenge. Come join us!
I'm sharing a card using sponging with the Faux Mother-of-Pearl technique. Click here to see my video tutorial on this fun and easy technique.
Most of the time, I use Faux Mother-of-Pearl as a background, and sometimes I use it to die-cut embellishments. This is my first time using it through a stencil. I'm so happy with how it turned out. I used a beautiful flower stencil that was a gift from my dear friend Bonnie.
I placed the stencil over my card front, taping it down to hold everything in place. A piece of scrunched up cling wrap was pounced it into a small drop of frost pearl paint. It's important to pounce several times to get the paint worked into your cling wrap. This makes sure you don't end up with big globs of paint. I lightly dabbed it randomly over the stencil, removed the stencil, and cleaned off the excess paint right away. Once dry, placed the stencil back over top of my card front and sponged on three colours of distress inks (Wilted Violet, Shabby Shutters, and Peeled Paint). I added a simple stamped sentiment and a popped up stitched, die-cut frame.
The Faux Mother-of-Pearl gives such lovely sparkle to the flower.
Click HERE to check out the beautiful reminder cards from our design team.
The challenge is open until Dec. 24th so there's still lots of time to play along. Hope to see you in the gallery! :)
Stamps: Sentiment - Where the Heart is (Simon Says)
Paper: White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink: Distress Inks: Wilted Violet, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools: Lovely Large Flower stencil (Studio 490 - Wendy Vecchi), cling wrap, Frost White Paint (Tsukineko), sponges, Stitched Rectangular Frame dies (Lil' Inkers)
CAS Mix Up December Challenge - Sponging