Was moving some photos from my phone to my computer and came across a few I made at our last craft retreat and hadn't shared yet. As soon as I saw the Very Versailles stamp set I knew it would go straight into my collection.
Tips To Make This At Home: I've cut a whisper white rectangle with my stitched rectangles dies (or you could cut a plain one with a trimmer if you're just starting out and don't have a die cutting machine in your tool stash.) Cut an oval window from a scrap piece of cardstock - I've used one of the layering ovals dies. Lay it over your white piece and secure with post it notes. Sponge some ink into the oval window. I've used Old Olive, Mint Macaron and Highland Heather. Lift off the oval window piece to reveal your sponged background. I've stamped the gorgeous branch from Very Versailles in Memento black ink.
For a softer look - I've used Basic Gray ink for the branch in this next card and sponged very lightly when making the background.
Sponging through a shaped window is a great way to make an interesting background for your next card. Keep an eye out in packaging for some windows you can use as sponging masks for your card making. Stampin' Up! make it easy to create a coordinated card with our matching inks and cardstock - you can't go wrong.
Take care, Sue
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