Last week I featured a card using sponging with this same stamp set and this week, with an entirely different look, is Stampin' Up! Sponging with Serene Silhouettes #2!
On this card I used glossy card stock and what a different look that gives! (If you haven't seen the first card, just click here.)
This card looks dramatic, but is really a quick and easy card to make. Watch this stamping video tutorial for all the details:
Punch a 1 3/8" circle from a piece of scrap card stock and lay that over the glossy card stock. Create the setting sun with Real Red and Daffodil Yellow Ink Pads and a sponge. You can apply this color pretty hard to give a bright look. Remove the scrap paper and lightly sponge the sky with Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, and a touch of Not Quite Navy Ink. Now your background is ready.
Next you will stamp the trees with Black Stazon Ink. The Serene Silhouettes stamp set is one of my favorites from the 2012 – 2013 Stampin' Catalog. You will see many more samples coming up on my blog. Serene Silhouettes is a set of four stamps: this silhouette of trees, a silhouette of flowers, another of a tree branch with birds, and a pretty circle silhouette of flowers with a butterfly. (Serene Silhouettes, p. 75 #127322w #127322, #127324w $17.95)
I put Basic Black card stock on the Scallop Square Bigz Die and ran it through the Big Shot die cutting machine to make the base of the card. I don't know what I would do without the Big Shot. I use it on almost every card I make.
***Did you know that with a $400 party total you can get the Big Shot for only $49.50? Tell me more.
I hope you enjoyed Stampin' Up! Sponging with Serene Silhouettes #2. Card #3 will be shown next week!
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