Saturday, April 11, 2015

PTI MIM #208: Ombre Stamping

Do I dare say ombre is quite fashionable these days? I've seen it in clothing, hair coloring, nail polishing and of course, card-making. Color starts darker and gradually lightens as shown by Laurie in her striking butterfly card in this week's Papertrey Ink Make It Monday video here. I think Laurie and Laura Bassen have been practicing blending colors a whole lot more than I have, and it shows in my card below. I need more ink colors that blend besides the aqua/teal palette so I can branch out a bit. The inspiration from this challenge will definitely help me find my favorites. On with my card.


My MISTI was a godsend in helping me line up this stamp from Lovely Layers. Each one was heat embossed using VersaMark ink and white embossing powder before I started blending my colors. This was my first attempt using a Mini Ink Blending Tool, and I plan to practice when time permits. A white Gelly Roll pen was used to add dots to my "thanks" swoosh die-cut. 

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Tropical Teal and Bitty Dot Hawaiian Shores
Ink: VersaMark, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores and Tropical Teal
Stamps: Lovely Layers
Dies: Swoosh
Other: White Embossing Powder, Mini Ink Blending Tool, SU Dimensionals, Rhinestone Stickers (Michael's) and White Gelly Roll Pen

7 comments:

  1. Beautifully done. Love the design and colors you have chosen...

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  2. Just gorgeous. Love those colors and your design. And, can it be that you posted your MIM before me this week? What is going on?

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  3. Who needs other colors when these came out so beautifully?!! Very striking card!! :0)

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  4. So beautiful! I love the blending and your dotty paper and sentiment!

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  5. Why do I always forget about this gorgeous stamp from Lovely Layers? I love how you used it! Beautiful card!

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