Bethlehem hills


After I made my first card with this stamp and took over an hour to colour it with pencils I knew I had to come up with another technique if I was going to make this card multiple times. So, believe it or not, I decided to try sponging the scene.After stamping in versamark and embossing in clear on a separate piece of cardstock, I masked around the border  and then chose three colours for sponging the scene. I wish I had masked the card base and stamped the outline image directly onto it because then I could participate in Karen’s One Layer Wednesday Challenge to create a scene. I love creating stamped scenes so I am sad to not have played along this week.

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Stamps:  Silent Night (PB)
Inks: Memento Cottage Ivy, Teal Zeal, Elderberry, Versamark, Tsukineko)
Also: Clear embossing powder

8 Comments on “Bethlehem hills”

  1. Its a gorgeous! The sponging looks so effective and those colours are fabulous xx

  2. Ardyth says:

    What, you? Sponge something? That must have been a refreshing change! lol! Love the end result (and I’d love to see the one-hour version, too!)

  3. jmhave44 says:

    Ah,so beautiful. It really evokes a cold clear night with the colors you chose. Your sponging elevated a simple line stamp to a work of art. I’m with Ardyth, I’d like to see the hour result too, This one would have taken ME hours to do! TFS

  4. Geri says:

    I just love all your cards. Your sponging is amazing. I really like the way your bordered the image. In awe as always.

  5. Jan Castle says:

    A very sweet card Heather…the sponging is wonderful!
    Paper Hugs,

  6. Do you have a YouTube channel? I think we would all benefit from seeing you do a step-by-step sponging tutorial!

    Thank you for sharing the beauty and magic of your creations!

  7. Brenda in IN says:

    Great job, this is beautiful.

  8. Lindsey says:

    The rich colours you sponged with are perfect for this serene scene. Beautiful! (That seems to be the consensus word in the comments!) 😉

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