How to Make Card Backgrounds with Sponge Brayers

If you want to learn to make striking card background with Sponge Brayers, you’ll love the video in this post!  First I wanted to show you this card with the Beautiful You Stamp Set, which uses the background technique.  You can see other samples in these posts:  Colorful Seasons Fall Card, and Birthday Blooms for All Occasions.

Sponge Brayer Background with Beautiful You Stamp Set in handmade card

As Mary Clark, a member of the Designers Facebook Group, said about this card, “BINGO!!! A good reminder that sometimes less is more.” The Sponge Brayer is a wonderful tool for adding a little bit of texture and interest, while keeping things clean and simple!

But you can also do a very striking background, as in this card.  You’ll see how I made this background in the video below.

Colorful Seasons Card with Sponge Brayer Background

Enjoy the video!

If you’re inspired to try these techniques, but don’t have any Sponge Brayers, use this link to order them:  Sponge Brayers from Stampin’ Up!  Or if you’d rather have me submit the order for you, contact me at 505-265-4727 or email  

Now that you’ve learned how, get off your computer and make some card fun backgrounds with Sponge Brayers!

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11 Responses to How to Make Card Backgrounds with Sponge Brayers

  1. ColleenB.~ Tx. August 20, 2017 at 4:03 am #

    Wonderful video.
    Thank you
    I have had a sponge and rubber rollers for years and never have been used. I guess it’s time to shake off the dust ( actually they are still in the box they came in)and put them rollers to good use.
    Thank you

    • Sage August 20, 2017 at 5:14 pm #

      You’re very welcome, Colleen. I’m happy to inspire you!

  2. Mary August 22, 2017 at 4:30 pm #

    Wow what a beautiful background technique! I can’t wait to get out my sponge brayers. I just never brought myself to switch from the older brayer although I sis purchase the sponge type . I love your leaf card and plan to CASE it thanks for sharing!

    • Sage August 22, 2017 at 9:24 pm #

      Thanks, Mary. Isn’t it amazing what different effects you can get with the sponge type? I’m glad I decided to try them. And to CASE the card.

  3. Marie Clark August 22, 2017 at 8:10 pm #

    Great video–you’ve inspired me to stop right now and go to my craft room to try this technique. Thanks Sage!

    • Sage August 22, 2017 at 9:21 pm #

      Thanks, Marie. I love to inspire. Hope you have fun!

  4. Mary Ann Baumgarden August 23, 2017 at 9:00 am #

    As usual, you gave me some motivation to give this a try. Thank you.

    • Sage August 23, 2017 at 9:13 pm #

      I hope you will, Mary Ann. You’re very welcome, I love to inspire!

    • Sage August 23, 2017 at 9:14 pm #

      You bet, Mary Ann. I hope you enjoy it!

  5. Carolyn Green August 27, 2017 at 12:01 pm #

    Hi Sage, what a great video showing this lovely technique! Hope you are well.

    • Sage August 27, 2017 at 2:24 pm #

      Thanks, Carolyn. Nice to hear from you!

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