Sponging, Masking and a Silhouette

I’ve found that making a card for ‘someone’ is actually easier compared to making a card for your stash to giveaway at a later date. Though in this case the card was for someone I have never actually met in real life.

This card was reasonably simple to create, but I think the effect is striking. The same layout and technique could be used for many things; sunset and birds, ocean and fish, even something like an orange sunset with silhouetted african animals would look pretty cool (think giraffes, elephant etc). But, since I have limited supplies I went with butterflies.

I cut a circle out of some scrap paper and used washi tape to tape it to my desk so nothing would move. Then I uses Watermelon Wonder and Flirty Flamingo (both pink-ish inks) to sponge the inside of the circle. I then used memento black ink to stamp butterflies across the card.

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The card colour itself is Flirty Flamingo, with a plain black matt. For this card, I also used some plain white card stock on the inside to write on. To tie it all together I stamped some butterflies on the inside too, though for these I used a technique called ‘Stamping off’. This is where you ink up the stamp and then stamp it once on some scrap and then straight onto the card stock where you need it. This results in a slightly lighter image.

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