Friday, October 7, 2016

Dramatic Sponging Happy Birthday Stamped Card

It's time to get your sponges out and ink them up! 
STAMPlorations monthly challenge is SPONGING. There's also a sketch to play along with, too! 

Just look at the drama of those colors coming together. I had a ton of fun dreaming up the color scheme for this one.

Here's the challenge info: Head to STAMPlorations. Use ANY stamps you want from ANY company you want. Use the sketch, or the challenge, or BOTH. 

And I'm gonna show you exactly what I did to make this magic happen. 

Firstly, I got out some bright, sunny yellow ink in the form of Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink and I used a sponge to rub it all over a piece of white cardstock. 

Then I used the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Grunge stamp set to add in bits of grungy ink. I used a few different types of stamps from the set and a few different colors of ink. 

Theeeeeen I used the Leaf Prints 2 ARTploration stencil to add in some vibrant orange. OOoo!

Lastly, I used the CUTplorations Happy Word die and stamped a sentiment from Party Time to complete the look. After I cut out the Happy, I sponged it up to match my card and added a bit o' Wink of Stella to give it a special glisteny sheen. 

Now head on over to STAMPlorations to play along!

Speaking of playing along, my sponged piece o' cardstock is going to head over to the following challenges: 

Seize the Birthday - Any Toppings this go-round!
Aud Sentiments - ATG plus a sentiment

Thanks for popping by!


  1. So vibrant and bright card!! Love the stenciled leaf and the grunge stamped details! Well done!

  2. Of course you had loads of fun sponging! It is reflected on your card!! So funky and stylish! :)

  3. WOW, about a vibrant beauty that has me smiling brightly! The orange leaves...oh my! Another stencil added to my STAMPlorations *must have* list...

  4. Well you certainly know how to make "drama" look fabulous my friend! :) I love how you've combined all of these elements to make this smashing and unique design!!

  5. Cannot tell you how much I love this card because...well...yellow! But then you made it so much better with your stenciling and stamping.

  6. Love those fabulous bold colours and how you stamped and stencilled this card. My stencil pile is growing and love them! Super duper card.

  7. Oh Becca this is wonderful - love the vibrant colours and how you have used them!!

  8. Fantastic mix of bright colors n grungy style !

  9. Bold and awesome, Becca! I love the layers and I enjoyed watching the step by step!

  10. Ooooooh!!! This is all sorts of awesome, Becca! Love all the layered stamps and stencil! Super cool card!

  11. Gorgeous card. Squeezed lemonade is one of my fave distress colours x

  12. Love your brights in there.....always enjoy seeing step by steps, & watching your cards coming together...another beauty!!!

  13. What an awesome, dramatic card! Love the background you have created. Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday :)

  14. Such a cool and grungy card Becca!

  15. Awesome card! I love the background... Great tutorial!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the birthday Anything Goes challenge!
    Sherrie K
    STB~Guest Designer

  16. UM...WOWZA!!! Your creative talents never cease to AMAZE me Becca!!!

  17. You have made me want to get my distress inks out and play, because I don't use them very much at all :( thank you for sharing your process, which looks so bright and fabulous