I love trying out new techniques and whilst I have done sponging before, I’ve never paired it up with masking at the same time. So I thought I would give it a shot! The moon on this card was masked prior to sponging the gorgeous shades of blue background, to give the effect of a night sky and I absolutely love the results!
I teamed my background up with the Coming Home stamp set, using blends to colour in the images (of course!) and then layered them up on the front to create a cute little scene. I am such a fan of these little houses and trees.
When I had finished the scene, I picked a message from the Peace & Joy stamp set and finish the night sky with the little stars from the All the Trimmings embellishments. Which I think finishes the card front off perfectly! What do you think?
I love cute stamp sets, especially ones that I can colour in with my blends alongside my children. When the Autumn / Winter Mini Catalogue went live for demonstrators, my children flicked through the pages and immediately chose the ‘Freezin’ Fun’ stamp set used on this card as well as the ‘Have a Hoot’ and ‘Warm & Toasty’ stamp sets. They all have gorgeous outline images of animals which we can colour to our hearts content.
This card uses a great technique for creating your own backgrounds without the need for Designer Series Paper (DSP). Now don’t get me wrong, I love DSP – but sometimes you want to use something else or the papers don’t quite suit what you’re wanting to achieve.
The background was achieved by choosing 4 different inks – on this occasion it was differing shades of blue to create a snow flurry sky effect. The snowflake stamp I used comes from the ‘Snowflake Wishes’ bundle, using versamark to stamp them randomly before embossing them with white powder.
The ‘Freezin Fun’ stamp set forms part of the ‘Freezin’ Fun’ Bundle, which I absolutely adore as it means I can die cut each of the images to use on my projects. This card allowed me to showcase them perfectly against the blended ink background. The die set includes the stitched edge which forms the snowy hill on the background.
I absolutely love it and have made differing version already, one of which is shown in my video below. Hope you enjoy!
Card Base = 41/8 x 111/2 inches, score at 57/8 on the long side