Mask & Sponge technique

First you need to mask the area of your card that you wish to sponge.  Punch an aperture in some rough paper & then position this over the area of your card you want to sponge.  If you are worried about the mask moving, you could use masking tape to hold it securely.

Using a non-absorbent sponge, apply ink (go from the edge of the punched area to the centre to stop ink leaking under the edges!).  If you are using several colours, remember to start with your lightest colour.  For this card, I have used 3 colours: Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade & Old Olive.

Remove your mask and hey presto!  A lovely multi-toned area the same shape as your punched aperture.

This technique suits "silhouette" style stamps very well.  Here I have chosen the Just Believe stamp set.  You can stamp direct onto the card base so that the silhouette overlaps your sponged area or you can re-position your mask and stamp so that the image only covers the sponged area.

Thanks for popping by! 
SU card: Whisper White, 
SU Inks: Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Old Olive
SU stamps: Just Believe
SU punch: Beautiful Wings Embosslits


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