Ombre Background

Like I’m sure many of you were, I was very inspired by the collection of ombre background cards posted a few days ago by Jennifer McGuire. I decided to CASE her technique with a few minor changes. I took the color all the way to the top of the card because I didn’t add color to my word die cut.

Mel's Card Corner | Ombre Background

To create the background, I repeatedly stamped one of the floral images from the Wild Bloom stamp set from Catherine Pooler Designs all over a piece of white card stock using VersaMark ink. Once I had everything stamped, I heat embossed it using white embossing powder.

Next, I used a mini ink blending tool and Tiki Torch ink from Catherine Pooler Designs to add multiple layers of ink to create the ombre background. After I had the color I wanted, I used a dry cloth to remove any excess ink from the embossed images. I also used the mini ink blending took and the same ink to create coordinating piece of card stock to use for my sentiment.

While all the ink blending pieces were drying, I used my Big Shot to cut out the Friend Fri-Day from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps a total of four times from white card stock. I used a Quickie glue pen to adhere all four layers together to create a stacked die cut then adhered them to the panel using Multi Medium Matte. I love dimensional word dies on a card!

Mel's Card Corner | Ombre Background

On the strip of Tiki Torch card stock I created, I stamped one the sentiments from the A Little Sentimental stamp set from Clearly Besotted Stamps using VersaMark ink. Once again, I heat embossed it in white. I decided where I wanted to place the sentiment strip, then traced around the edge of the f to match the shape then adhered it down using tape runner.

To assemble the card, I adhered the technique panel to an A2 top-folding card base made of white card stock. I carefully went over all the letters of the word die using a clear Sparkle Pen from Crafter’s Companion for a bit of shimmer. To finish things off and give a card a little bling, I added three small rhinestones to the right of the sentiment.

I’m entering this card in the following challenge:

One more thing …

Don’t forget the kick-off for the big three-day series of blog hops for the upcoming Stamp of Approval release begins tomorrow. Have you been watching the product preview videos over on Catherine’s blog? If not, you might want to go check them out. Here’s a card she made in today’s post/video. Wow!

Mel's Card Corner | The Perfect Reason Sneak Peek

Until next time …

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  1. Shona Chambers says:

    I never use orange on my cards but might need to change that straight away!! This is such a beautiful ombre and works perfectly with the white sentiment and heat embossing. So very happy to see you at TIME OUT!!

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