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Technique Spotlight: Sponged Sunset

Updated: May 18, 2022

Every week - typically Wednesdays - I have a little Facebook Live event called What's Up? Stampers! When I go live Wednesdays at 1:00, we chat about what's going on in the world of Stampin' Up!® and in my Stampin' Nut world of stamping. I share specials, upcoming classes, and occasionally have giveaways. But I'd say people's favorite part of What's Up? Stampers is when I stamp a project. Beginning this month, I have been using a technique when making my project each week. Since we are not having in-person techniques classes, I'm reviewing the techniques we've done in class in the past. This week I shared a technique that I call Sponged Sunset. Using Sponge Daubers and ink on Whisper White card stock, I simply blended the colors to create this beautiful look, and stamp the images in black:

So incredibly beautiful and amazingly simple! Here are the instructions, as they are written on our technique card we made when we had class:

Start at the bottom of your piece of Whisper White card stock (in this case, it's 3" x 3"). Apply Daffodil Delight ink to a sponge or sponge dauber and rub onto the paper using a circular motion, and starting off the paper first to lighten the ink slightly. Apply Daffodil Delight ink on about the bottom third of the card stock. Do the same with Mango Melody ink, overlapping color with some of the Daffodil, then moving towards the top of the card stock. Overlap Mango ink with Pumpkin Pie, using the same technique. Finish with Poppy Parade ink at the top of the card stock to complete your sunset.

If you'd like to watch as I make this card on What's Up? Stampers! this week (note that I had to do it on Tuesday night for one night only), head here. For a complete list of supplies I used to create the card, see below.

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