Ombré Hello Featuring Everett Alpha

Today’s card was made using my coloring piece for yesterday’s day 5 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I decided to put in a little practice working on a blended ombré using Copic markers.

Mel's Card Corner | Ombre Hello

I started by stamping the hello on a piece of white cardstock using the Everett Alpha stamp set designed by Cathy Zielske for Simon Says Stamp. Since I knew I would be coloring the interior of the letters with Copic markers, I stamped them using Black Amalgam ink from Gina K. Designs since it’s Copic-friendly and a nice crisp black. I used my MISTI stamp positioning tool for this step to ensure the letters were straight and evenly spaced.

I stamped the letters Tuesday night and let it dry overnight. I took the panel the three Copic markers (BG11, BG15, and BG18) with me to work yesterday and did my coloring during my lunch break. Since BG13 and BG15 are pretty similar in color, I decided to use the BG11 for my light value. It was a bit more of a jump in shade from the BG15 than I wanted, so I used the tip-to-tip technique to bridge the shade gap between the BG11 and BG15.

Mel's Card Corner | Ombre Hello

When I got home from work, I discovered Hulu was down, so I decided to head to my craft room instead. I die cut the hello panel using one of the Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle Die-namics from My Favorite Things then matted it on a piece of Turquoise Sea cardstock from Gina K. Designs which was cut 1/4″ larger than the scalloped rectangle.

I also used the Turquoise Sea cardstock to create a landscape top-folding card base. To give the background a bit of interest and texture, I did some repeat stamping all over the card front using the Hello Friend sentiment from the Inspiring Poppies stamp set, also from Gina K. Designs, using the coordinating Turquoise Sea ink.

After I finished the background stamping, I adhered the matted sentiment panel to the card front using foam tape. For an added bit of shine and dimension, I applied a coat of Glossy Accents to all of the letters.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed the project I’ve shared. Until next time …

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