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These simple cards are quick & easy to make, but they make quite an impact! I love the gradation of color highlighting the beautiful transportation images from the Traveler set! With some masking and sponging, you can create the same effect in minutes!
Masking & Sponging—I started with a 5" x 3-3/4" piece of Whisper White card stock that I masked off with two sheets of copy paper.
Masking TIPS—Use a little bit of temporary adhesive, like Tombow temporary adhesive or Dotto wax dots, to hold the paper on the card stock. If you don't have those, try using the sticky side of Post-It's to line your sponged area. You want your mask to be secure to get that sleek, straight, sponged line.
Sponging TIPS—Once your masks are in position, start sponging on the ink parallel to the masked edges. Going back and forth against the mask edges may make them pop up and get ink where you don't want it.
I sponged on my Baked Brown Sugar and Pool Party on the ends first, then added Lost Lagoon in the center and blended that out to the edges. If you choose colors that naturally blend together into pleasing colors, you can't mess this up. If the blended areas seem to harsh, just add more of the lighter ink and continue to sponge and blend.
Variations—You can select any colors of any that blend well together for this technique. Try experimenting with color combinations. Or, try tearing the edges of your masked paper for a different look. You can take a closer look at some examples of these variations at my French Foliage Rainbow Masking post.
Focal Point—I stamped the Traveler train image over the lighter side of the color blend in Memento Black Ink, then added a sentiment from Wetlands above the color stripe.
Finishing Touches—I mounted that layer onto a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Lost Lagoon card stock. Then, I wrapped some 1/8" Black Taffeta around the card front and tied in a simple knot. It's all adhered to a Baked Brown Sugar card base. Finally, I added some Rhinestones, which will also come in your Traveler Class Kit.
The second version shows how the blend looks with vertical positioning. I used the Lots of Thanks stamp set for the sentiment.
Try making this fun masked card on your own with my Traveler Stamp-of-the-Month Class-To-Go Kit! Just add inks and adhesives! Or, if you're local, please join me at my class on August 14.
Complete Supplies List
- Stamps—Traveler (wood), Wetlands (wood) card #1, Lots of Thanks (wood)
- Ink—Memento Black Ink; Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink
- Paper—Baked Brown Sugar, Lost Lagoon and Whisper White card stock
- Accessories—1/8" Black Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels
- Tools—Stampin' Sponge, Copy Paper, temporary adhesive, Dimensionals, SNAIL
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