Sponge & Spritz

by Korin Sutherland

Sponge ink onto cardstock and spritz with water to create a unique background.


  • Dye Ink, Memento Inks (Dandelion, Summer Sky & Rose Bud) used here

  • Versafine Onyx Black ink pad, or other permanent black ink pad

  • Stamps, Sweet'N Sassy Stamps His Child & and Nature Silhouettes stamp sets used here

  • Cardstock

  • Spray bottle filled with water

  • Sponge Wedges


  1. Step 1

    Sponge ink onto cardstock being sure to start off your cardstock and work your way onto it in a circular motion.

  2. Step 2

    Continue sponging color on cardstock until the entire piece is covered with ink.

  3. Step 3

    Stamp images onto sponged cardstock in Versafine ink.

  4. Step 4

    Spritz water onto cardstock 1-2 times.

    If you want larger water spots, try removing the sprayer from the bottle and tapping the straw part onto your cardstock OR flick water onto your sponged cardstock.

  5. Step 5

    Allow cardstock to dry. Re-spritz if needed.

  6. Step 6

    Finish your card.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Sponge & Spritz. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Gorgeous background and card, Korin! Thanks so much for the tutorial.
Hugs and smiles
beate  |  Sat Jul 6, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Omigosh so cute definatly going to try it. =)
Lucy  |  Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 3:31 AM
Wow Korin, this tutorial terrific. I love this image, I have been searching for an Australian seller, but so far no luck. I hope one day you will do these gorgeous silhouette images in Digi stamps. Thanks again for a great tutorial.
Susie Williams  |  Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 3:31 AM
Such a beautiful card. Thanks for the tutorial.
Kristine  |  Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 3:47 AM
Beautiful colors and that sweet stamp! Great tutorial Korin!!!!
Kelli Hull  |  Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 4:00 AM
I love your card! Great tutorial.
Margaret  |  Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 5:07 AM
Thanks for showing me this technique! My Stampin Up demonstrator had us make a card using this technique several years ago and I had forgotten about it. I love the look it gives and can't wait to try it with my beach scene stamps.
Diane Devono  |  Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 5:29 AM
So beautiful and so simple to do! Thanks for a great tutorial!
lydia  |  Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 5:36 AM
Wowie! Wonderful tutorial, Korin! Thank you so much for your time and work on this!
Bev Rousch  |  Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 5:52 AM
Kit  |  Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 5:56 AM
Love technique & also beautiful sentiment! Pat
Patricia Stoneking  |  Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 7:07 AM
Thanks for a beautiful bg technique - I can't wait to try it - looks easy, but what a huge impact!
claudia zimmerman  |  Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 7:26 AM
You mentioned the Stamping Up color "Rose Bud"in your video, they do not carry that color, which pink did you use in the video?
Thank, great card!
Liz Seubert  |  Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 7:44 AM
Hi Liz, Oops!! I am so sorry about that mistake...the correct color is Regal Rose from Stampin' Up.
Korin  |  Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 8:06 AM
Wow, this is BEAUTIFUL. Not just the technique, but the card itself!
Ambelleina Warwillow  |  Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 8:28 AM
What a great tutorial and beautiful card...TFS. I love your stamp images and I'm going to try to find them now. Thank you for your inspirational ideas.
Beth Anne in PA
Beth Anne Dunlap  |  Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 8:30 AM
How would this technique work with distress ink? They react with water differently than regular ink so it might be interesting. Thank you so much for the tutorial, I love trying new things.
Beverly Wilson  |  Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 9:59 AM
Wonderful idea - can you use regular cardstock or do you need glossy?
Poli Rizco  |  Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 10:12 AM
Beautiful card and great tutorial and video! I am going to have to try this for sure! Thank you
Georgia Ehrmann  |  Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 12:35 PM
Korin, Never thought about adding water, thanks for the idea. Love the technique & also the beautiful sentiment. Your card is wonderful. Thanks for taking the time to do the tutorial and the video.
Patricia St Martin  |  Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 1:00 PM

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