Mar 232015


I love sponging.  There is just something about pulling off the masking paper to reveal this sharp line between the white cardstock and the sponged on ink that makes me giddy every time!  If it wasn’t for the fact that my fingers end up with as much ink on them as the cardstock, I would do it much more often.


The sentiment is an Easter hymn called “He Is Risen.”  It has been computer generated.


With so many “Spring” themes this week/month, today’s card is entered into several challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – “Spring Pinterest Inspiration!”

CAS-ual Fridays #CFC137  Challenge: “Springtime Melodies”

Papertake Weekly Challenge: “Happy…….Anything:)”

Addicted to CAS #59 Challenge: “Green”

Addicted to Stamps #136 Challenge: “Anything Goes”

Monday Mood Board #8: Inspiration Photo

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge March 2015: “Sponging”

Stamp and Create March Challenge: “Is it Spring Yet?”

Just Us Girls #285 Challenge: Color Week – “Black, White and Your Choice”

Cards in Envy Challenge: “Spring is in the Air”

Happy Crafting!

Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps “Truth Is”; SU “Kinda Eclectic” and “Teeny Tiny Wishes”

Papers: PTI Select White

Inks: SU  Summer Sun and Old Olive; Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:

Accessories: Computer Printer

21 Responses to “Spring Is Coming!”

  1. Wonderful sponging and I love your sun rays appearing from the corner, great touch. Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

  2. Beautiful, Susan! And I agree about sponging – wonderful results and lots of my hands. But yours is gorgeous!! And I love the hymn (just had to hear it on YouTube, and it’s beautiful). Hugs!

  3. What a beautiful card. I love masking off areas too, pulling the mask off is like magic. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  4. So pretty, Susan! Love that sun shining subtly in the left corner and the wonderful verse! So glad you shared this with us at ATCAS!

  5. Your sponging is always flawless. Beautiful card, Susan.

  6. Your sponging is downright amazing, and with the sun in the corner and the pretty flowers in the foreground, this moves right up to spectacular! Very nice balance with the verse and the “happy Easter, too. Really love it, Susan!

  7. Beautiful card with a few a design! I love how the stamp overhangs the masking!

  8. Great card and great sponging technique. The addition of the Hymn is great!
    Thanks for sharing with us at CAS-ual Fridays (:

  9. Beautiful Easter card! I love those flowers and the color you chose! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

    Sandy’s Crafty Creations Blog

  10. Beautiful card and lovely sentiment. I love the emerging sun and the background. TFS… Barb

  11. Gorgeous cards Rainy! Love the masked and sponged area with the subtle sun in the background and the beautiful shades of green. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers and ATCAS.

  12. Beautiful hymn, beautiful card! I like the flowers on the sponging! 🙂

  13. What a stunning design!! Love the soft look of your sunshine through your strip!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles – *Vicki*-DT member

  14. What a gorgeous one layer CAS card! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  15. Gorgeous card! Such a lovely design!! So pretty!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  16. such a gorgeous one layer card, love your sun rays, great shading and the highlights where your sentiment is!

  17. Great masking and sponging, a classic CAS design.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM. 🙂

  18. Absolutely beautiful CAS design. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Friday´s.

  19. Loved the green hue on this card. Thanks for joining the fun @ CAS-ual Fridays 🙂

  20. You’ve created a terrific one layer card here! The sponging is fabulous. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Cards in Envy!

  21. You are so right about sponging!! I need to use techniques more often, they make for an amazing result. So glad you could play along with my Monday Mood Board!

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