Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Hi, there!

Just popping in quick to share with you a card made for a friend!  I'm entering this card over at City Crafter.  The theme this week is banners.  I decided to try the sponge technique, which Lori demonstrated with a video.  She made such a lovely card.  I was so inspired, so I gave it a try.  And, here is my card...

I started with a white card base and used make up sponges to apply the ink.  I did two dabs with the sponge on the ink.  I think it turned out great.  But, I can't say the same for my thumb and finger...ha!  You might want to use gloves if you don't want inky fingers!:-)  Butterflies were punched as were the scalloped circles.  It was a fairly easy card to make.  I plan on doing another card in different colors for I had lots of fun with it!

Thanks so much for viewing my card today!  Take care!



Paper:  PTI
Stamp:  Mama Elephant
Ink:  SU-Coastal Cabana, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight
Tag Heart Die:  PTI
Punches:  Martha Stewart, SU
Twine:  Paper Sweeties-Robin Egg


  1. What a lovely card and a beautiful butterfly banner! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  2. So pretty Maria, I love the colour choices!

  3. Your butterfly banner is gorgeous and I love this colour palette. It screams summer; great choice! Thanks so much for joinning us this week at CCCB. Good to see you!

  4. Cuteness!!! I saw this too and want to try it! You did a fantastic job with this technique friend! Hugs and Happy 4th

  5. Pretty card, Maria! I love the butterfly banner.

  6. Maria, this is beautiful! I can see why you were so inspired.. what a marvelous technique. Your sponging is gorgeous and I adore the butterfly banner. The ring of hearts centered with a precious butterfly is a heartwarming and uplifting focal point. Beautifully done as always, my sweet and talented friend. Have a beautiful night. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  7. Gorgeous colors & such a creative banner, Maria--love this!

  8. SO pretty! Love your little butterfly banner, and that background looks amazing!

  9. Soft and pretty effect with the sponging. Thanks for entering it a City Crafter.