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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Technique Lover's Challenge on Splitcoast: Lace Sponging Tutorial

Hello everyone....are you ready for a super fun and easy challenge??? I am the hostess this week for Splitcoast's Technique Lover's Challenge (TLC290) ...today we are going to do lace sponging!
That's right....we are going to sponge over lace to create some beautiful layers!!!

I used a fairly long piece of lace to cover most of the background. If you use a shorter piece of lace be sure to mask off the part of the card you don't want to sponge.


The sides of the lace were taped to the paper underneath for a little stability and then Rose Red was used to sponge on the Pink Pirouette cardstock. Try not to move the lace or the cardstock so the finished product doesn't become smugged.

Who needs background stamps when you can use lace. The bonus to this technique is that you can use the lace on a card when the ink is dry...LOL!!!

Recipe:
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: Nestabilities, Zva Pearl Flourish, Glittered Prima Rose, Lace
OK, so you don't have any lace...you can punch a border and use it as a stencil. You can also punch both sides of the cardstock strip, sponge, and then sponge a piece of lace in the center....wouldn't that make a beautiful border!!!


If you have stencils like the Glimmer Screens above by Tattered Angels...by all means use them.
Fresh Snow from Papertrey Ink was sponges onto Ruby Red cardstock...you can use Glimmer Mist or any other kind of ink mister spray if you want...what ever flips you skirt!!


Now, go find some lace and create something FABO!!!! Thanks for stopping by....be sure to check out the TLC #290 challenge on Splitcoast...I would love to see what you come up with!!!!

37 comments:

Amy said...

OMG!! I love that first example the best!! Absolutely stunningly beautiful!! TFS

Becky said...

I love this, it looks so easy, I must find some lace so I can do this. :)

Lynn McAuley said...

How awesome, Joan!! I'll be checking my stash for some pretty lace!!

Joanne Travis said...

Thanks for a lovely tutorial, Joan!! I have lots of lace from my sewing days so I will be trying this tomorrow. Love your beautiful sample.

Kristine said...

This is soo AWESOME! I LOVE your pink lace card--it's so gorgeous! Love your finishing touches too. THANKS SO MUCH for your tutorial. I'm gonna give this a shot soon! =) THANKS!

Amber Hight said...

AWESOME Technique, it looks SO fun!!! I gotta try this, your card is *A*mazing!!!!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful results with this amazing technique! What fabulous creations.

mmyers said...

This is BEAUTIFUL. Can't wait to try this technique. Thanks for the tutorial.
Marilyn

Dawn Easton said...

What a BEAUTIFUL technique! Love the lace card....that's so soft and pretty!

Bonnie said...

What a lovely background! I'll have to hunt down some lace or do some fancy punching. Can't wait to try this!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Fabulous samples, Joan!!! I can't wait to play later this week!!!! My Glimmer Mist is calling to me!!! Blessings! Angie

True :) said...

Oh my my my! How beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this technique!
Hugs,
True :D

Holly aka Toy said...

Absolutely amazing, Joan! I have a pretty big *must do* list today, but I'm going to add this! I *love* how this came out!!

catdidit said...

Oh Joan this is GORgeous!! LOVE this!

Liz Williams said...

Thanks for this great tutorial. I am going to have to try this for sure. Your card is gorgeous, just one of my favorite styles of cards.

Anonymous said...

Joan, your talent and imagination never cease to amaze me. Can't wait to try this one but guess I'll have to wait a week as we are going on vacation and I can't take all my "stampin stuff" along!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a great idea and so many options. These are all great examples but my fave is the first one. The effect of the lace is breathtaking.

Crystal said...

WOOOWEEE Joan thanks for sharing this is a fabulous technique!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it, your card is GORGEOUS!

Ceal said...

Beautiful cards! I love them all I will have to try one of those techniques

Traci M said...

So feminine and lacy, Joan, I really like this technique!! Don't think I have any scrap lace, but will try it with something else! Thanks for the fun challenge!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Super tutorial! thanks!

Linda Palmer said...

Cool idea. Your card is beautiful.

Cindy said...

This is awesome - what a great idea and I'd never have thought of it. Thank you!

Benzi said...

Love your wonderful tutorial. I have to try this very soon.

Lisa Lara said...

This is one amazing tutorial Joan. Oh I just love your card. Wow. Gotta try this.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhhh, I'm gonna HAVE TO try that lace sponging technique. What a BEAUTIFUL effect!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

WOW Joan! This is SUCH an awesome technique! LOVE your card!

TrishG said...

Great technique. You made beautiful projects with it too. Thanks for sharing this really neat idea.

Helen F. said...

Joan, this technique is gorgeous! I always use lace as a lace trim on my cards - well, duhhh! Thanks for the "how-to", I will be trying this one for sure :o)

Maria Matter said...

Stunning creations Joan! such amazing inspiration, thank you for sharing!!!
hugs & blessings!

Bev Gerard said...

Oh
My
Lacey-STARZZZZ!
These are mega-fantabulous examples, Ms. Joan!! Thank you bunches for the additional ideas ... as .... alas, no lace is actually available here. (I know ... how can that be in this ... the hoarder's haven?!!)

(((hugs)))

Tammy said...

Great tutorial, thanks! Love the lace card, absolutely beautiful.

Melanie said...

terrific techniques Joan!

JulieA said...

Oh, that lace card is GORGEOUS!!!! What a work of art! Ok, I might just have to try this...the trick will be to resist stamping until I get the cleaning of the day done. :(

Julie

p.s. Dotto underneath the card stock would keep it from walking around while you're sponging.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very very cool. Is the lace real lace or is it paper lace? I think that is beautiful and such a great idea. Gonna have to try that one. LOVE it...

Crafty-liz said...

Great idea! Got to go through my stash and find the lace! TFS.

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