Sunday, April 1, 2012

Simple Feline Inkiness

To get into the Sponging Spectacular mood over at Unruly PaperArts, I decided to create a few one-layer cards with simple sponged color.

It was pretty quick to put together and I really liked the bold look.  I started by stamping my image on a piece of white cardstock with black ink.  The cat is from RRD's Just Sayin' plate and the sentiment is from RRD's Bits and Pieces plate.

I then restamped the image onto a repositionable note and cut it out for a mask. 

I decided a circlular shape would be perfect for this cute kitty.  I punched out a large circle from a repositionable note and used the reverse (waste) as my mask.

Once I had the basic structure, I picked my inks.  I love warm colors and I was going for a sunrise feel on this one.  I picked out mustard, orange and rust inks.

I started with the mustard ink and sponged it over the entire open area.  I was careful to sponge from the edges inward to avoid ink straying where it shouldn't be.

Next, I added the orange ink in a wide band around the outside rim.

For the final hint of color, I sponged some rust around the edge of the mask.

See!  Easy-peasy!  All I had to do to finish up was remove the masks and add a sentiment.  Tip:  make sure to wipe your hands and fingertips before removing the mask or inky fingerprints can mar your nice clean and simple card!

After this one went so well, I made a few more.  You can check them out on Rogue Redhead Designs!

You may also want check out what's up for this month's Unruly PaperArts Issue - Ink Minx!


  1. Sweet card, love how you made it too. Thanks for sharing the step by step!

  2. thanks for the tutorial. the card is perfect

  3. Oooh you know I love that stamp and also the great way you've used it. Annette x

  4. Aren't basic fun to go back to? Love the card and the Unruly Paper Arts group. YOU ROCK GIRL FRIEND!!!

  5. Great card, love the masking Shar! x

  6. Simply sweet and a great way to kick off the new site :0)
    hugs Lynn

  7. i LOVE this! great tutorial. xo


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