Erica Edney - Stampin' Up Demonstrator - Victoria, BC Canada

Monday, 29 August 2016

An Organizational Tip

As a member of a Victoria based demonstrator group, I was supposed to participate in a blog hop this Saturday. Unfortunately I missed the deadline as I had to travel to Vancouver.

As an afterthought, I decided to post my organizational tip now and will link to the other members' blogs.

I love sponging. I find it adds dimension to layers or punched pieces. In the first card displayed below, I sponged around the punched flowers; on the second card I punched out a greeting and sponged around the edges and mounted it with dimensionals. Often when layering pieces onto the card base, I sponge around the edges of the layer in order to add definition. I will do the same on pattered paper as well.

Sponged flowers

Sponged greeting

Since I do quite a bit of sponging I keep the sponges organized in plastic bead boxes. I created labels with the names of the inks in the Stampin' Up! family. Keeping the sponges in a box helps to keep them moist and often there is no need to bring out the stamp pad to re ink.

I found the sponges at a local drug store. They are easy to hold on to because they have a small bump on the end.

I also have a collection of sponge daubers as they work better for rubbing over card stock-for creating scenes for example. The daubers help to blend colours together. Stampin' Up! sells the daubers and the container was purchased elsewhere online.

To view Jean's blog, click on the Next Blog image below. From there you will be directed to the next blog and so on.

1 comment:

  1. TYFS Erica. I do the same thing! Looking forward to the next Blog Hop! Happy Creating!