Monday, July 14, 2008

Sponged Grid Background Technique

This is the card I made for today's Try a New Technique challenge at Split Coast Stampers. The challenge today was to score a grid on paper. I decided to adjust it a bit and do a sponged grid.

Start by making evenly spaced marks on a piece of scrap paper. In this case, they were 1/2 inch apart. Then place the card stock at whatever angle you want the lines to be.

Using another scrap of paper, line it up with the marks you created and sponge ink over the edge. Then move the paper to the next marks and sponge again. Continue until the card stock is covered.

Rotate the card stock by 90 degrees and repeat the same process.

Here is the finished look.

For this card, I used Touch of Nature (Stampin' Up) stamps, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Basic Black card stock, and More Mustard, Ballet Blue inks.

The images are colored using Koh-i-noor pencils with OMS, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I hope your day is great!


Mary Ann S. said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the instructions on how to do this.

(I found your link on SCS after you posted that Touch of Nature was the best set you had bought to date.)

Mary Ann (mastamper on SCS)

Annapurna said...

Well...this does not qualify for the challenge, since you didn't score anything. LOL!

But you scored big time using the sponging technique, so that might qualify you. What an awesome idea. Love it, love it, love it.

Beautiful piece of art.

Debie said...

This is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Donna said...

wow! this is beautiful!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is gorgeous! Beautiful coloring.

acreativeneed said...

Wow! This is fabulous! I came for a second look from SCS! Into Today's Faves on my blog!!
smiles, Deena

Joanne said...

Beautiful card Theresa! Love your grid - just have to have a go at that one!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card! I have been debating the purchase of this set because it is retiring, but I keep seeing such beautiful cards with it, that I may have to give in!
Ilene B.

stampin_melissa said...

What a beautiful card!

Barefootstamper said...

This is a great card and a great tutorial! I can't wait to try it!

Your card was featured on Tutorial Tuesday at Card of the (You can see the original post here:

I did include a picture of your work and links to your blog and the tutorial. Please let me know if that's OK --

Thanks for sharing your great work!

Deb Neerman said...

Awesome!!! Just love this card!

6 wacky women said...

WOW! What a beautiful card. Just love the colors. Thanks for sharing your technique.