Hello Stampin’ Friends ~
Happy LEAP Day!! I feel like I should have created a card with frogs (leap) … lol, but I’m showcasing the Flowering Foils again, but today I’m incorporating the Ombre Technique. This is a fun and easy technique to use with the Flowering Foils that will be sure to create a WOW!!
I’ll be using a different pattern today … it has Silver Foil so I choose Blackberry Bliss to compliment the silver. Let’s begin with the paper sizes; the base is Blackberry Bliss and it cut 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and is scored at 4-1/4″ … in half. There is a Whisper White piece inside measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″, you will cut your Silver Foil the same size as the white. Cut your Flowering Foil Specialty Designer paper to 3-3/4″ x 5″. The last piece you need is a scrap piece of Whisper White to stamp and punch your greeting.
You will need your stampin’ ink pad along with a sponge … I cut mine in quarters because I like that I get more ink coverage. I start at the bottom of my designer paper, ink up my sponge and with a swirling motion, I begin applying ink. I keep moving up the paper as I go making sure I always start at or near the bottom so that you get nice coverage and the bottom is darkest and we get lighter as we get to the top.
Once you have applied all your ink and you are satisfied with the look of the ombre coverage … take a tissue and wipe off the excess ink, this will also expose more of your silver again. I did cut out one of the flowers from the designer paper to create a focal point for my card.
The greeting comes from the Peaceful Moments Stamp set and was stamped in Blackberry Bliss, I then used the Timeless Label punch to punch out the greeting and a piece of the Silver Foil Cardstock. The silver was cut in half lengthwise and then adhered to the greeting. The greeting and the flower were popped up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals and the flower was topped off with a Clear Faceted Gem.
I hope you give this a try … if you need any of the supplies I’ve used here today and your don’t have a demonstrator, just click on any of the images. Let me know if you need any help.
I want to thank you for taking time today to visit my blog, it is appreciated. This beautiful Flowering Foil Specialty Designer paper has inspired me to create a card with the Ombre technique, and the cards I’ve shared the last two days. Hope you have fun with it too.
Have a beautiful day, Linda
Hello Stampin’ Friends ~
Today I want to share a card with you from my March Technique Club… it’s totally full of fun techniques.
Here is the third and last card from my Creating Backgrounds Class using the “Beautiful You” stamp set. I begin with the “Delicate Details” stamp set that is in our Sale-a-bration catalog. I aligned the stamps by laying the large block onto the Grid Paper – that way I was sure they were all straight.
Then it’s inked up with the VersaMark ink … you’ll have to stamp twice because the stamps are spaced closer together. Once your cardfront is stamped you emboss with CLEAR embossing powder. We are doing the “Emboss Resist” technique.
For the color … I’m also incorporating the “Ombre” technique. The colors are Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo. I used a Sponge Dauber to apply my ink. (this works best when you start “off” your cardstock and work your way into the card. Blending of these colors is easy and very pretty.
For our lady … she was stamped with the Momento Ink and then colored with the Wink of Stella pen and Bermuda Bay ink refill. This marvelous pen works just similar to the Aquapainter but with sparkle is included!! If you have the “clear” pen, like I used here” … you can create as many colors as you have ink refills. Love this!! No need to go out and buy different colored Wink of Stella pens, by using the Stampin’ Up! ink refill, you have the perfect way to add that coordinating sparkle ❤
Here’s a tip … you could also use the Watercolor Pencils to color your image and then go over it with the Wink of Stella.
Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me, hope your day is a good one.
If you purchase the “Beautiful You” stamp set along with the Wink of Stella and the Watercolor Pencils – you can get the “Delicate Details” stamp set for FREE! Purchase any combination of products below and receive the trio of cards when your qualify for our Sale-a-bration item! Click on the images below!
Hello Stampin’ Friends ~
Today I want to share with you a video that showcases one of our newest products, the Ombre Stampin’ Pad!
I’ve done the Ombre Technique with my Technique Clubs in the past, but Stampin’ Up! just made it super easy to achieve the look.
Ombre isn’t hard—just use an Ombre Stampin’ Pad to get five shade gradations that fade from dark to light. Watch and learn the easiest way to create ombre effects.
You really will have fun playing with these amazing ink pads.
I appreciate you stopping by today!
Have yourself a great day ~
Hello Stampin’ Friends,
Today it’s time to Celebrate your Big Day with Cake! And while we’re celebrating … let’s Sale-a-brate with FREE specialty paper! Today I’m sharing another technique that can be used on our “Irresistibly Yours” designer paper… Brayering over the stars!
I combined it with the “Ombre” technique: a color scheme that transitions from a lighter to darker shade. I only used the Coastal Cabana so the shading is very subtle. I brayered one layer over the entire card and then working from the left side, I added more color until I got the desired effect.
Once you are done with the brayering, wipe off the excess ink from the card (the star’s will not absorb the color) and watch them pop!
I teamed my specialty paper with the “Big Day” stamp set … both are from our Sale-a-bration catalog and you can get them free. During Sale-a-bration you can chose exclusive items with each $50 you purchase. Gather your friends and have a party, or pass the book and do it on-line, or take those tax refunds and place your own order (I have many who do this during Sale-a-bration!)
I have a great tip for you today too … You can extend your banners by simply cutting a piece of cardstock that will slide through the punch (as shown below) and then pull to desired length. How sweet is that!
Did you notice that the little white banner has been punched with the “Irresistibly Yours” designer paper. The banner punch is in our big catalog and can be found on page 223.
A great birthday card for anyone at any age! Those are the best cards to have on hand.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Enjoy your day ~