Monday, July 27, 2009

365 Cards Day 149 - Try a Technique

The challenge for today at 365 Cards is to try a technique, and the technique you are to try is sponging. This one was right up my alley (Pam throws me a bone now and again!). I love Tim Holtz inks and techniques so I decided to try some of his ideas on my card.

I created a card from Bazzill cardstock and Basic Grey paper (Mellow and Recess). Then I decided to use a shipping tag for my sponge technique. I have a boat load of these tags that I bought at the office supply store. The funky mesh ribbon was in one of my LSS club kits a few months ago. I had put it aside as it's not something I am attracted to, but it turned out to be perfect for this card!

First I misted some inks onto a craft mat and rubbed the tag into the ink, then I "smooshed" the ink around with a damp sponge. After I dried the tag, I used a sponge to rub more ink onto the edges, plus I sponged a darker color of orange onto the torn edge. Once everything was dry, I stamped my image onto the tag with some of the same ink I used for my sponge technique, to give it a softer feel. I think I used 2 oranges, 2 greens, 1 yellow, 2 browns to make this tag. Yeah, lots of ink! I also matted the tag with more Bazzill cardstock. The sentiment is a Stampin' Up rub-on.

Make sure you visit the 365 Cards blog to see who the "appreciated reader" is for today!

20 comments:

  1. such a gorgeous card Gloria!!

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  2. Beautiful job!!!! and great choice on choosing Barb, she is one talented lady!!!!

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  3. Oh, I'm so inspired! I really shouldn't be blog-hopping while I'm at work (now I can't wait to get home and get all inky) You're right, that ribbon is perfect on that card!

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  4. what great sponging!

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  5. This card turned out really great! Very nice sponging!

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  6. Gloria, this is so pretty I love the feel of the colors. (hope that makes sense)

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  7. This is so pretty, Gloria!! I love the subtle blue flowers with that lovely sponged background! And thanks so much for your wonderfully kind words :)

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  8. love your card!!! what glorious sponging on the tag!

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  9. gorgeous Card!!!! love the mesh ribbon and shades.

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  10. Love your card..the colours are awesome..

    Well, I hope you enjoy your meet up with your family. My bro is very good at breaking my heart. sigh. Thank God for parents!

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  11. gorgeous! I love the distressed feel to this card!

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  12. Gloria, very nice sponging!I will try my today.
    I was very happy with your words and visit in MANIADEPAPEL..Thanks;)

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  13. I have a award for you in my blog
    hugs
    Lila

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  14. GORGEOUS card!!! I don't know how you keep up with it:)

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  15. this is beautiful!! have a great trip and when you get home there are 2 awards for you on my blog :)

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  16. Great card,Gloria:) Love the "shmooching" techniques you used. Also glad that mesh ribbon worked for you...you're right it was the pefect touch:)

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  17. OMG, this is a great card. I love the techniques you used on the tag.

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  18. I left something on my blog for you.

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  19. I left something for you on my blog.
    Linbyx

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