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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

{Spotlight Project} Cornelia Does Some Joyful Sponging

Hi, it's Cornelia again with another sponged Christmas card and this wonderful stamp set, Joyful.

I started out by selecting some of the sentiments from the set and stamped a border with them. I also stamped the gift box and fussy cut it.

Used Copics to color the gift.

I then masked the side along the sentiment border...

...and sponged it with distress inks.

Lastly, I cut a thin strip of gold foil paper and glued it onto the sponged area.

I mounted the gift box with foam tape and added glossy accents to the ornaments.

Happy Sponging!

Stamps Cornelia used in today's project:


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  1. Very nice Cornelia, The metallic strip brings it all together!

  2. love those colours, especially with the gold too x

  3. I love the off edge sponging, Cornelia your sponging is always a treat!

  4. So cute! I love the border you’ve created with the sentiment. The inky effect is beautiful with a little strip of gold , bold enough to balance the gift image.

  5. I like how you edged the card and repeated the wording. I also like the glossy ornaments. Nice job!

  6. Very pretty - love the colors creating a fluid border for your card. Lovely.

  7. das mit dem Border finde ich auch eine klasse Idee, und die Farbwahl ist super...
    alles in allem wieder eine tolle Karte
    LG hellerlittle

  8. What a lovely card !fab colors n coloring too :)

  9. Beautiful sponging, Cornelia! Love the text stamped down the side!

  10. Gorgeous, Cornelia! The word border, the image, the colours...so lovely!

  11. Love the pompoms on the package. Great LO. Hugz

  12. Love that sponged sentiment border and your coloring on the package and ornaments is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. This is just beautiful! I love the colors, very unexpected for a Christmas card. What a fun and easy way to add some color too, I'll be trying this technique!

  14. I love the colors you have chosen and the gold makes it really festive. Great job you did with this one, as well.

  15. As I said on your blog, this is fantastic! Love the colours and the added gold. :-)

  16. Great technique. Thank you for sharing how you made this card. The strip of gold gives it an elegant look.

  17. Love your idea with that words at the edge left of your card so clever ..can change mind if someone dont have match DP...great color combo Cornelia..love your card...

  18. Love the use of words on the side! Great colors and design!


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