Techniques & Tutorials

Sponging & Masking Technique

Good morning Stampers,

This morning I want to share with you the Sponging and Masking Technique.


To create this card, I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 10.5 x 7.5cm.

Then punched a circle out of a post it note ensuring I get most of the sticky back behind my punch. (This is best punched by doing about 4 post it notes at once).

Place the circle post it note onto your small cardstock and then begin the sponging with the lightest colour first (I started with the Blushing Bride).

Start the sponging from off the page and then slowly, in circular motions, move onto the cardstock. Start slowly and build up your colour by going over the area repeatedly.

When you’re ready to add the Tempting Turquoise, start at the bottom of the cardstock and work your way up to blend the colours together. Go back to the first colour to continue blending if need be. When you are happy with your colourings, remove the circle punch!

Next, add your stamped image, in this case I used the Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set, using black ink.

I cut a piece of silver ribbon and stuck it down across one end with Glue Dots. Tie a bow and add this to the ribbon so it looks like once piece of ribbon tied with a bow. This way it uses less ribbon!

Next I stamped my sentiment towards the bottom right corner of the A5 card.

Finally, I added 6 dimensionals to the back of the stamped card and adhered it to the top section of the card.

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree, Simply Sketched (Hostess)

Inkpads: Blushing Bride, Tempting Turquoise, Black

Cardstock: Whisper White

Tools: Paper Trimmer, Circle 1 3/8″ Punch

Accessories:  Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Silver Ribbon, Post It Note

To purchase any or all of these items, be sure to visit my online store!

Happy stamping,


2 thoughts on “Sponging & Masking Technique”

  1. Hello Kate, I really love this card. Can be used for multiple occasions.
    Also Could you email me and let me know which wordpress theme you use. I’m trying to set one up but can’t get it right. I notice lots of card/craft pages use this format.

    Cheers Gail.

    Hope you had a good holiday.


    1. Hi Gail,
      Yes I love this sponging technique too and will probably be demonstrating it at the Stitches & Craft Show at Caulfield Racecourse later this month!
      The theme I use is Blissful Blog but I still have a lot to learn about blogging and all it can do!
      Many thanks


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