Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hey - Spray, Dab, Stamp & Sponge!

Hey there, everyone!  Broni Holcombe here to show you how I made this bright and fun card for my son-in-law's birthday!

I started out with a piece of white cardstock, my non-stick craft sheet, some TCW 6x6 stencils and some Dylusions ink sprays in Vibrant Turquoise and Fresh Lime.  Love those colors!

Instead of spraying directly onto the cardstock with the ink spray, I spritzed it onto my craft sheet.

I wanted better control of where the color went and I wanted a softer stenciled look, so I used a baby wipe to dab up the Vibrant Turquoise ink from the craft sheet and then onto the cardstock through the Mini Numbers Collage stencil.

Then I did the same thing with the Fresh Lime ink spray and the Mini Chevron stencil.

Next, I wanted to add just a little darker navy blue to the piece since I knew I was using a navy card base.  I lightly and randomly stamped on some backgrounds, a grid pattern and a script pattern, in navy blue ink.

To add a little more of the navy color, I decided to sponge on the same navy blue ink using an ink blending tool and my Mini Confetti stencil.

At this point I liked the background just the way it was, so I added it to my card base.  Then I stamped the gentleman image from the fabulous Dylusions Mini Couture stamp set onto white cardstock using Memento tuxedo black ink, and colored it with these Copic markers:

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the "hey", then colored along the left edge with the BG11 marker.

To finish the card, I added these elements as well as a couple of buttons laced with twine using Scor-Tape and foam mounting tape.

And here's the finished card again.

That's it for me, today!  I hope you enjoyed the post, and I hope you'll go forth and Spray, Dab, Stamp and Sponge!! 


Redanne said...

Hi Broni, such beautiful vibrant colours and that's a great tip about dabbing the colour on. Love your card!

Kim said...

Oh, I love this Broni! And I love your tip about using the baby wipe to apply the color...what a great idea! Love this as a card, love that stencil, and love the bright colors...great project!

toni said...

Hi Broni,i love the combination of products you have used here, lovely bright and fresh looking card x

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Lee Ann Barrett said...

Love this!

Annette Green said...

Fantastic use of stencils Broni. Love this card!

Tracy said...

Great Broni...loved seeing the build up of layers and your tip on using the craft mat and dabbing ...loving the confetti stencil!"

butterfly said...

Yum, what a great spritzy background - gorgeous colouring on the image too - love it!
Alison x

Broni said...

Thanks for all the kind words, ladies!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Love these punchy colors and the fun background you created. Super whimsical and super fun!

Mary-Ann Maldonado said...

Broni, this is fabulous! Love you you layered different masks on top of different masks. I am truly inspired!

Karen said...

very nice! Send me the notes!

Donna-Marie said...

I have been thinking about that number stencil....you just sold me!!
Awesome colors!! :-)

Marjie Kemper said...

Love this awesome background you created, Broni!