Sponging For Dimension

Last week I shared a Video Tutorial for a Petal Cone project using the new Big Shot Die from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  There was a gorgeous flower included on my tutorial, similar to the ones Stampin’ Up! made for us as Leadership gifts–for demonstrators who earned the Incentive Trip last year.

The trick to getting a really nice looking flower is simple: Sponging.

The more dimension added to a project, the more visually interesting it will be.  Sponging is a great trick to add extra dimension & life to an otherwise flat layer of card stock.

On the flower in my Album Project from last week, sponging also added extra visual impact to dry embossed areas of the flowers.

**Sponging TIPS**

  • Ink a Stampin’ Sponge piece (see it online) on an ink pad by pressing and twisting into the ink
  • Begin on scratch paper to the side of your project and wipe the sponge from the scratch paper, across the edge of the card stock and on the card stock.
  • This ensures that the ink will be darkest at the edge and prevents unexpected dark spots.
  • Cut your Stamping Sponges into 8-10 wedges, rather than using the full circle sponge for a single color

Be sure to check out the full project if you didn’t see it last week!

Happy Stamping!

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