Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Make it Monday #242 - Sponged Stamping

Over at PIT, Dawn has us sponging our stamps with a second colour of ink before stamping (video shown here). I used the same stamp set, but made a "robin red breast" for my bird. I put Bright Buttercup ink on his throat, then sponged Orange Zest on the bottom of the stamp. For his tummy, I stamped in Kraft ink, then dabbed on some Canyon Clay ink for the ombre look. This card is going to my husband's niece for her birthday.
My husband said he likes this card better than any of the others I've done... Ok...  I think it's alright--I like the simplicity of it--but I wonder if it's just the simple bird, "cute" appeal? I can't figure it out, but I'm glad he likes it!


And here's a close-up of the bird.


20 comments:

  1. Beautiful job with your colors. The layout is so nice and love the music along the bottom. Your husband is right - all the elements are perfect.

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  2. Wow what a lovely card and your bird is so pretty, almost looks real!

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  3. Oh my, I am completely smitten over your sweet card! The bird turned out fabulous and your sponging is perfect. Your niece is one lucky gal!

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  4. Oh your Robin came out beautifully, and he is the very 1st sign of Spring....YAY! The technique worked perfectly! Love your sweet little blossoms and blooms too and that fun and fabulous birthday sentiment, that's delightful!

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  5. What a sweet birthday card, Kathryn! Your robin looks beautiful perched on that pink floral branch. Your musical sentiment is perfect and the sequins finish it off nicely. My dear friend is much older than me, too, but who says age matters? Thanks for your sweet comment to CASE as that is the best compliment I could receive!

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  6. It's a "keeper"!! both your card and your hubbers : ) He is right this is a perfect!! card.

    Patti

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  7. Oh so beautiful Kathryn! I saw the video and I love your colors and CAS look! Are you seeing blossoms on your trees yet? Gorgeous!!!

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  8. Oh so beautiful Kathryn! I saw the video and I love your colors and CAS look! Are you seeing blossoms on your trees yet? Gorgeous!!!

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  9. Kathryn, your gradient stamping is gorgeous! Love the bird, and all your colors! Just a beautiful card!

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  10. Absolutely beautiful!! Love the design and all the special touches are perfect!! Love!

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  11. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!! Your color combination and the total design of the card is just lovely.

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  12. I've noticed your great card at MIM #242 gallery, it is so adorable! Love this cute birdie and cherry blossom!

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  13. This is a beautiful card Kathryn, and your sponged robin is just perfect! Love everything about this CAS card...SO lovely!! :0)

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  14. I think your card is awesome! Love the bird!

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  15. Your card is gorgeous and inspires me to go to my craft space to copy it!

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  16. Such a beautiful card . Would love to CASE it . Which stamp did you use for the Birthday music sentiment ? It's beautiful and I've never seen it before.

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