Friday, August 23, 2013

LNS Treasure Hunt and tutorial for sponged card

Here are a few more blogs for you to visit for clues for the LNS Treasure Hunt.
Click on the symbol by my pix for more information. 

Mary K.          Wessling                                     US
Jean              Piersanti                            US
Karina           Chin                                                            Canada
Samantha      Joyce                                            UK
Jennifer         Wren                                                 US
Susan           Timchack                                 US
Cindy        Mitchell-Clark                       US
Cindy             Fodor                                              US

Here are the directions for the sponged card from the last post. Scroll down it is there also. 

First, cut a shape from a piece of card stock with a framelit (I used the Ovals collection) on the Big Shot.
Use the Multi Purpose glue to put a very light line around the shape and let it dry completely. This makes it work like a post it.

While that glue is drying, put the card front in the Framed Tulips folder and through the Big Shot.

When the glue is totally dry, place the mask on the card front and sponge in the opening.

While the mask is still in place, stamp your greeting from Sassy Salutations and the flower from Flower Shop in the opening.  
***If the sponging looks blotchy, don't worry, it smoothes out as it drys.
***There will be a space along the edge of the opening. 
***Remove the mask as soon as you have it stamped.

Remove the mask.

Stamp the flower from Flower Shop on a piece of Whisper White. 
***Mark your stamp so the Pansy punch will match up with it. See the x on the stamp? See the mess? The first time I didn't have it lined up correctly so the punch would reach in from the bottom of the image and line up. I remarked the stamp. Still not right! NOW, it is lined up properly. I remounted the stamp. If you have the clear mount it is easier to mark it. 

Punch the flower with the Pansy Punch. See how nice it lines up! 

Attach the flower with a dimensional.
Did you notice that this one is on the top right and not the bottom left where the other one was placed?
Remember, I said to remove the mask as soon as the stamping was finished? Well, I didn't because of the photo thing so there was a place that the glue grabbed hold and wouldn't let go. There is also a little mark in the upper left that can be removed with the adhesive remover. 

OK, go make some of these very easy, mailable cards. 


  1. That is a cute card & a neat technique. I'll have to try it :)

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  2. I use sponging a lot. I will have to post another one with a very different look.
    Thanks for stopping.

  3. What a great tip to use the liquid glue! It never occurred to me to use it as a non-permanent adhesive.

    1. I make all my templates that way. They can be saved to use at another time also.

  4. This is so pretty! Thank you for sharing - I may have to give this a try. I'm so happy to see your wood stamp marked up multiple times to set it up right for the punch! LOL I have the same problem. :)

  5. Thank you! I was so sure that I had them marked in the right place. Twice! LOL yes, it is always good to know that someone else has the same problems, isn't it? :-)