Sunday, April 1, 2012
Safety first, even when stamping. Now seriously, that ORANGE shade is super enhanced by the afternoon light. In real life, the color is subtle and beautiful. Just like the card. This one involves the high-end technique known as "sponging." The special tools required are: ink and sponge. You may have a sponge already, in the kitchen or on your makeup table, and if not, I can sell you one. Then you vigorously rub that sponge on your ink pad, then just flap the sponge against the edges of your cardstock. That's the high-end technique widely known as sponging.
Seriously. I know it is April Fool's Day, but that is all true! Sponging around the edges of a panel of cardstock kind of softens the look. When placing a white or very vanilla panel against a deep color of cardstock, it helps the eye if there is a transition and sponging provides that.
Want a sponge? Leave me a comment and I'll give the first 6 commenters a sponge next time we stamp together. Promise.