Rooted in Nature Sponge Masking

Hello all, Happy *almost* Fourth of July! Boss let me go a little early so I thought I'd get the next post up! Have a GREAT and more importantly *SAFE* day tomorrow! Not sure we are doing anything holiday related. Are we old or what??

When was the last time you did masking? or very much sponging? Gotta say, it has been awhile for me. But the result of this - wow! Makes me want to go try some more just seeing them again. I did these a while back and never got them posted. Sometimes that is harder than finding time to stamp :)

Here is the first one, a complete copy of something I saw online.  I've seen several people share similar cards, but the first one I saw was Kelly Acheson. Loved the card, but her name also caught my eye as I used to swap in a group she was part of. Her cards were always awesome!

Hers was Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron, mine is Crushed Curry and So Saffron. Pumpkin seemed to "orange" for me, so I went with Curry instead. Seeing hers again, I might need to try a Pumpkin one! Card base is Basic Gray with a few leaves stamped around the edge with Basic Gray. Accent layer of Basic Black behind the Whisper White which was sponged. The circle is done with a post-it note, punch and sponge. Punch a large circle out of a post-it. Sponge around the circle for the background, remove and do inside with the lighter color. Click the link for Kelly above and watch her video. I just re-watched it and realized she "swipes" her sponge much more than I do, I tend to dab more. She also blended Saffron under the Pumpkin on the background and I'm not sure I did?? Either way, I like the way mine came out. Different colors, different strokes, different combinations will give you different looks! Truly, each of us has a different touch too which will lead to different results! The tree and saying were stamped in Black Memento after doing the background. 3 Basic Black Faceted Dots (sorry, now retired) provide the final accent. Attach the background to the Basic Black accent layer and attach all to the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals. Awesome!!

I was going to share another here, I had to try one that looked more "Midwest" :) But, I think I'll save that for another day! Thanks for stopping by today! Hope to be back soon!! Shopping links and product details below.

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