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


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

  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?

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

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

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