We made three cards at the Cards for Guys class this past Saturday. The one I’m posting today was probably everyone’s favorite. We used my favorite technique – sponging. We have sponged in class before to fill in negative spaces like those created from a die or punch, but this weekend we used it to create a scene.
Serene Silhouettes is the perfect stamp set for this technique. We used the trees, but the birds in the branch and the flowers (dandelions?) would also work well. I like just sponging a slice of the paper. Usually I will mask off and sponge right on the card itself, but this time I wanted the small black border on either side of the image, so we sponged on a separate sheet of paper. I think this made people a little braver about doing the sponging. I was originally going to use oranges and reds for a sunset (similar to this card), but I was inspired by this card on the Splitcoast site.
This was such a fun card to do and everyone had their own variations. Here’s mine: