I think my favorite thing to do on a handmade card is to sponge, in one way or another. Sometimes it’s just the edges to give a “distressed” look. Sometimes I might sponge an entire piece of card stock to change the look. I use my sponges a lot! You might think I had them organized in a meaningful way, but… you would be wrong! Until yesterday that is.
Let me share a lightbulb moment I had that just simplified my sponging immensely!
I used to store my sponges in a big open container. I had a “tag” on some of them, (I used my Decorative Label punch to punch out a piece of card stock and then stapled it to the sponge so I knew which color I had designated for that particular sponge piece). The problem was, they were all a big, jumbled mess. Solution?
I took the time to attach a colored tag to each sponge piece and then I put it into my ink pad caddy under the appropriate color. Can you believe what an easy idea that is? I don’t know why I never thought of this before!
One more sponge tip. We often use an ink pad to color our sponge piece. You can use the brush end of a Stampin’ Write Marker to color the sponge and then use it in the exact same way! Also, you can probably tell by the above photo, I cut my big sponge into small pieces. That works just fine and with our Stampin’ Up! Sponges having such a great price to begin with, (3 for $3.50), cutting them makes it even better!