Sep 29 2010

Burnishing & Sponging with Inks

Stampin Up French Foliage



Today’s technique is a 2 for 1 – Burnishing and Sponging. 

Sponging creates a textured, rough look on cardstock while burnishing has a smooth, consistent look.  So often, I see stampers sponging their projects when they really meant to burnish that I created a video tutorial showing the two techniques.

Scroll down to watch the video. (If you received this message by e-mail or in a blog reader, you may need to visit my blog to see the link.)


This card uses on of my favourite stamp sets from the Holiday Mini Catalogue, French Foliage.  I love the detail on the images and how realistic the images seem. The colours I seem to reach for over and over with this card are Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and More Mustard. And this card is no different.

I added brads and a buttons to embellish the card as well as a strip of the Autumn Spice Specialty Designer Series Paper behind the stamped and burnished image. 

The weather here is nice and warm today and according to the forecast it will be through the weekend. But snow can arrive so quickly that I want to think Fall for as long as I can.  And this set helps me do just that!

Enjoy the video!

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Stamps: French Foliage

Inks: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, More Mustard

Paper: Autumn Spice Specialty DSP, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, More Mustard, Glossy White

Other: Sponge Daubers, Regals Designer Buttons, Regals Brads, Linen Thread 



Sponge Daubers



Sponge Daubers

$14.50, #102892, Set of 12

Page 195 of the Idea Book & Catalogue

 Stamping Sponges

Stamping Sponges

$4.25, #101610, Set of 3

Page 195 of the Idea Book & Catalogue



Don’t think it, ink it!

3 comments so far

3 Responses to “Burnishing & Sponging with Inks”

  1. diane oliveron 29 Sep 2010 at 11:20 am

    this card is amazing. I love the set and have used often and the daubers are my go to tool……… thanks for the video too. Love that.

  2. marie maxwellon 17 Nov 2010 at 6:32 pm

    I love your video — you are fast, to the point and the end result is lovely. I am going to do more of this technique starting NOW.
    Thank you so much!!

  3. Darlene McCallumon 18 Nov 2010 at 8:39 am

    Marie –

    I’m glad you enjoyed my videos. I’m working on more in the next day or two. Watch for them next week!

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