Monday, October 14, 2013

Sandpiper Thoughts - Convention Swap Card

To round out my Easy Stamp-A-Stack I used this card that I also received at Convention.  It did not have a name on the back of it, but if it belongs to you, please email me and I will give you credit ....

This card uses a sponged background with the Sandpipers from one of my all time favourite stamp sets - Wetlands, stamped in Early Espresso on top.  To make the "frame" you cut a scrap piece of cardstock the same size as the layer you are stamping on.  Then using the Stampin' Up! Paper Trimmer you start the blade one inch in from the side and at the 1" mark on the ruler.  Then you cut to within 1" of the other side.  When you do this on all 4 sides, you get a rectangle hole in your cardstock, this is your mask for sponging.  You lay the mask on top of the cardstock and sponge within the limits of the "hole".  When you lift it you have the sponging in a rectangle in the center of the cardstock, leaving a frame around the rectangle that is plain, or a frame!  It's really easy to do ..

Stamps:  Wetlands (sandpipers and sentiment)
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Very Vanilla
Other:  Mask made out of scrap cardstock, sponges

Try this technique out on your next card.  It can be used with any stamp set . . . .

Happy Stampin' ...      

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