How To Sponge a Calypso Coral Color Background

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Are you wondering how to sponge a calypso coral color background on your next handmade card?

Have you ever wondered how to sponge unique backgrounds?

Create a unique sponged background following the tutorial below.

You’ll find 10+ creative card ideas using calypso coral color to inspire your next crafting session in the Blog Hop below!

I am joining in with the Art With Heart Team’s Colour Creations Blog Hop with this calypso coral color sponged background card.

Calypso Coral Color Sponge Background Tutorial *PIN THIS*

What you need

Calypso Coral color from Stampin’ Ups!® Subtle colour family is our focus and I have gone with Basic White cardstock heat embossed with a flower image from the Quiet Meadow stamp set before sponging a calypso coral and pale papaya background.

And how lovely does calypso coral and pale papaya look together?

Finally, I stamped a sentiment from the Quiet Meadow stamp set in basic grey and a pale papaya ribbon tied with a bow completes the card.

Calypso coral color sponged background card front

Calypso Coral Color Sponged Background Card Recipe

It really is a simple card to make. Read the instructions below or watch the tutorial on my YouTube Channel.

  1. Begin with a Basic White standard card base.
  2. Ink up the bunch of flowers from the Quiet Meadow stamp set with versamark and stamp onto a 10.5 cm x 14.8 cm Basic White card front.
  3. Sprinkle white embossing powder over the stamped image.
  4. Use a heat gun to set the embossing powder.
  5. Tack a rectangular mask over the embossed flower image.
  6. Ink up a sponge with calypso coral ink and starting from the bottom outside, moving in circles, start to sponge ink half way up the flower image.
  7. Apply more calypso coral sponging making the base darker and turning lighter towards the middle.
  8. Ink up a sponge with pale papaya and starting from the top outside, moving in circles, start to sponge ink meeting the calypso coral.
  9. Apply more pale papaya sponging making the top darker.
  10. When happy with the background remove the mask to reveal a beautiful sponged area that makes the bunch of flowers really pop.
  11. Stamp the sentiment in basic grey.
  12. Tie a bow in the pale papaya ribbon.
  13. Secure to the card front with a glue dot. Secure the tails to the card front and tack behind.
  14. Corner punch the corners of the card front and the card base.
  15. Adhere foam adhesive to the card front and adhere to the card base.

If you don’t see the video tutorial below, please refresh your screen, or you can watch the video directly on YouTube here.

Product List
Versamark Pad
Stampin' Seal
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12 comments on “How To Sponge a Calypso Coral Color Background

  1. Pingback: Stampin' Up! Calypso Coral - Week 9 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop - What Cathy Made

  2. This is such a pretty card, Amie, and a real “wow” technique. You know, I hadn’t even thought to use Pale Papaya with Calypso Coral; they go so well together! Great job with the video. You are a natural presenter.

  3. Thanks for such a detailed and informative tutorial and video on this great technique Amie. I love the ombre effect you’ve achieved using Calypso Coral and Pale Papaya – these colours work so well together!

  4. Wow Aime. I love your beautiful card. This is such a fabulous technique so clearly demonstrated and explained.

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