Hello and welcome to another Stamping Techniques 101 International Blog Hop ..

This month we are sharing quick and easy ways with Sponging.  Sponging adds so much to your projects and can give them lots of depth.

For today’s card I’ve actually made two cards for you – one without sponging and then another with some sponging added so you can see the difference.

Without Sponging …

sweet friend card using Awesomely Artistic Stamp Set created by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

I’ve used the Awesomely Artistic Stamp Set and stamped the Dragonflies in Island Indigo, then the leaves in Bermuda Bay. Lastly I stamped the speckle dots in Pool Party.  The sentiment is stamped inside the frame and adhered with Dimensionals with a little bit of Gold Metallic thread behind.   That Gold Metallic Thread – as much as I loathe it – really does pop on this card.

Now to add some sponging …

stepped up card with a little sponging using Awesomely Artistic Stamp Set created by Leonie Schroder Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia

Just by adding some sponging its now given this card more depth and what looks like another layer.

Would you like to see how I did it?  Check out my Facebook Live Video to watch the tutorial …

Maybe you’d like to ‘like’ my Facebook Page while you are there as I do a Live Video every Tuesday at 10.30am (Sydney Time) and demonstrate a technique or card each week.  Be sure to click the ‘Following’ tab and check for notifications so you know when I’m going live each week!

I do hope you liked today’s card and I just know you will love what the Stampin’ Techniques 101 Global Design Team has created for you this week.  Click the next button below to head over to Carmen’s blog

Here’s a complete list of all the Stamping Techniques 101 Global Design Team in this month’s Hop …

I know you will love all the projects they’ve created so be sure to hop around and get all the different ideas!

Now today I’m off to the city (Sydney) for On Stage and I’m really looking forward to seeing some dear demonstrator friends and getting my hands on the new Annual Catalogue!

Dont forget you can register early for the catalogue for just $7.75 which includes shipping so it’s sorta like getting the catalogue for free and just paying the postage.  Anyone who orders early will receive a thank you card from me plus a voucher to use on their first order when the Catalogue goes live in June.

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