Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sponge Technique Video + Butterfly Card Printable

This weekend continues to find me working on changing my craft room into a nursery.  It's kind of slow go...the window is being repaired right now and I can't paint until that is done.  Our house is 107 years old - it has gorgeous arched wood windows, but they need TLC after that long!  

I've also been creating, of course!  

I discovered a cool technique using ink pads and makeup sponges on pinterest.  Then I saw THIS card by Mariana Grigsby and was inspired to give it a try.  Ink sponging is fast, easy and pretty!  I put together a video - you can watch it here:

I also have a pretty butterfly card printable.  You can just print, cut and fold and it's pretty enough or...

you can stack the butterflies (provided in the download) to dress it up even more.  Then I added a sentiment at the bottom in gold embossing powder.

Check out these cute cards from my blog friends!

THIS card is by Lisa using one of my kitty flair:

and THIS pocket letter by Kitty using my "You're My Cup of Tea" printable:

Thank you for sharing these with me!  

What have you been doing this weekend?  Major project, fun project?  Hope it's been great and have a wonderful week, too!


  1. Delightful, quick and easy technique, and love your choice of pastel colours, they make your card very sweet! Thanks for sharing and for the videotutorial!Also the second card is very pretty and love the butterfly!
    I'm happy to see my friend's Kitty pocket letter with your adorable kitten inside, love how she has used it, so creative!

  2. Hello, Lori! I enjoyed your video very much - such a great technique with the makeup sponges and gorgeous pastel colours! I would love to try it! Both of your butterfly cards are beautiful! And what a treat to see Lisa's card and my Pocket Letter displayed here! I love your Kitty Flair that Lisa used - it's so cute and adorable! Thank you for the awesome freebies you provide here, like the one I used - I love it!

  3. this's gorgeous.

  4. Beautiful cards! and thank you so much for the freebie :)

  5. Those butterfly cards are so beautiful! I have to check out that video! And such a surprise to see my and Kitty's creations here!! Thank you Lori for the shout out and thanks for those awesome badge buttons from your shop... I LOVE them and will definitely be back again... can't wait to see what's next! ;)

    1. Oh yes.... I will be doing this... adding to the shopping checklist... makeup sponges!

  6. Love the sponged background technique, Lori! I have those make up sponges and will definitely be giving this a try! Your cards are so pretty! Thanks so much for the video and awesome inspiration!!!

  7. So wonderful!! I LOVE both! I agree with Maria, will have to try the sponge!

  8. Thanks for the great video, Lori! Beautiful cards with such gorgeous butterflies!

  9. Oh what a gorgeous card Lori, I love your background and beautiful butterfly! Great video too!
    Hugs, Tammy

  10. Beautiful beautiful beautiful! Love that sponging and butterflies. WOW 107 years old - would love to see some pictures of your finished nursery :-) TFS

  11. Lovely card Lori.
    I look forward to seeing the finished nursery. My house is about 105 years old and you are right, there are parts that need TLC.
    Toni xx

  12. Oh, how very exciting about the nursery! Hope to see it when it's all finished! And love your butterfly cards! The technique with the make up sponges is super fun and makes such a beautiful background. Love how you die cut the butterfly from the same panel. And your printable is lovely, too. I adore all the dimension on both! <3

  13. Love your butterfly cards! What a COOL technique with the sponges, can't wait to try it, love the background you created. Yes...please share pics of the nursery:)

  14. Thank you for the incredible inspiration, Lori, which yet again reaffirms my decision to add you to my Feedly, because you have sooooo much awesome that I don't want to miss a single thing! This technique: definitely on my 'do' list! Fingers crossed my results will be 'close to' as pretty as yours! Nursery photos? Yes please!


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