Michelle Last

Technique 101 – Sponging

Techniques 101 Monthly Blog Hop

In this months blog hop with the Technique 101 we are sharing cards with sponging on them.  Any sponging goes and I am sure that the design team will be sharing lots of ideas on how to get some great effects with your sponges and daubers.

Sponging using Weather Together from Stampin Up

I cut out a rectangle using my paper trimmer and photocopy paper.  I used photocopy paper as it is thin and when I sponge over the edge of the cut paper the sponge passes smoothly over it to create a nice crisp sponged line.

By using photocopy paper you can also position the rectangle on your card front and see it is lined up correctly.

I then used Marina Mist Ink and a large sponge and tapped the sponge into the ink and dabbed it off onto the grid paper behind before sponging.  Take your time, I move in a circular motion with my sponge and be sure not to let your mask slip.

Once you are happy with your sponged panel, I stamped the umbrella stamp from Weather Together in Black Ink.  I then stamped the umbrella again and cut it out so add some dimension.  I simply coloured the handle with a night of navy marker pen and added some flowers and pearls from the stamp set.

This stamp set comes with a set of dies but I did not use them for this card, I hand cut the elements.

So now it is time to pop on over to Frenchie’s blog to see what she has made using sponging.

Techniques 101 International Blog Hop

Here is the list of participants in the technique 101 blog hop in case you get lost along the way ……

1. France Poitras Martin – USA
2 .Sandi MacIver – Canada
3. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand
4. Leonie Schroder – Australia
5. Carmen Morris – Netherlands
6. Heike Vass – Germany
7. Michelle Last – UK < You are here

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  1. Such a pretty card, love how you added the little flowers to your umbrella.

  2. I always catch my breath when I click on the link to your blog because I know that the card is going to be amazing – and it is….simple and so beautiful!…Have a blast at onstage!

  3. Frenchie says:

    Love the simplicity of this card and it is so eye catching tfs

  4. bernath says:


  5. such a delightful card!!